How to Enable, Customize, and Disable Live Caption in Google Chrome

Live Caption, we’ve seen it on a ton of apps and streaming services out there. What are they for? Well, Live Caption are useful for those who are hearing impaired. Not to be confused with subtitles, Live Caption not only displays text from any audio source but will also describe any other audible sounds and alerts in the form of text.

Google Chrome has added this feature and users can easily enable this without having to dig around. Let’s take a look at how you can enable, disable and even go ahead to customize your Live Captions in Google Chrome.

Now that you know Google Chrome has the Live Caption feature, it’s time to look at how you can enable this feature. However, it is best that you are running the latest version of Google Chrome for this. You can follow these steps to check for updates for Google Chrome.

  • Launch Google Chrome on your system.
  • Now, click on the three-dot menu at the top right corner of the web browser.
  • From the menu that opens, click on the Settings option.
  • Now, on the left side, click on the About Chrome tab.
  • The browser will now check if any updates are available. If updates are found it will download them. To complete installing the new update, you will have to restart Google Chrome.

How to Enable Live Captions on Google Chrome – Method 1

Let’s take a look at the first method you need to follow to enable Live Captions in Google Chrome

  1. Launch the Google Chrome web browser.
  2. Click on the three-dot menu at the top right corner.
  3. From the menu that shows up, click on the Settings option.
    How to Enable Live Captions on Google Chrome
  4. Now, with the Settings page open, click on the Accessibility tab.
  5. On the right, you should now see the Live Caption option.
    How to Enable Live Captions on Google Chrome
  6. Simply turn on the Live Caption toggle to enable it.

How to Turn On Live Caption on Google Chrome – Method 2

The second method is the simplest and easiest one. All you need to do is launch YouTube. Once you have YouTube open, play any video and look at the top right area of the menu bar (where extensions are placed). Among your add-on icons, you should see a media Control icon. Clicking on it will display the media control options. You will also see an option to switch the Live Captions on. Click on the toggle to switch it on.

How to Enable Live Captions on Google Chrome

How to Customize Live Caption On Google Chrome

Now that you know how to enable Live Captions on Google Chrome, it’s time to look at how you can customize Live Captions easily.

  1. Open Google Chrome on your PC and click the three-dot menu.
  2. Click on the Settings option to open the Settings page.
  3. Now, click on Accessibility and then select the Caption Preferences option on the right.
    How to Customize Live Caption on Google Chrome
  4. The Settings app for your Windows 11 PC will now open up.
  5. Now, you can click on the toggle that says Enable Captions.
  6. Under Caption Style, you can choose the color of the caption.
  7. Clicking on the Edit button will give you the option to adjust the Text, Background, and Window of the Live Captions.
    How to Customize Live Caption on Google Chrome
  8. Once you have adjusted the settings, close the Settings app and play a video in Google Chrome.
  9. The Live Captions will be displayed right away.

How to Turn Off Live Captions On Google Chrome

So you have decided you no longer want to make use of Live Captions in Google Chrome. Here are the steps that you can follow to disable Live Captions in Google Chrome.

  1. Open Google Chrome and click on the three-dot menu at the top right corner.
  2. When the menu opens up, click on the Settings option.
  3. Now, click on Accessibility, and then on your right switch the toggle off to where it says Live Captions.
    How to Turn Off Live Caption in Chrome
  4. This will disable Live Captions.

Closing Thoughts

This concludes the guide on how you can easily enable, customize and disable Live Cations on Google Chrome. With the Live Captions option available on the most popular browser, everyone, including those who are hearing impaired will be able to enjoy their favorite content without having to worry one bit. If you have questions or queries, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

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Enjoy games, 90's hip-hop, and tech. Loves exploring the infinite world of laptops and food. Every ready to provide assistance in anything that rocks his boat. Will gladly enjoy capturing memories through various lenses. Worked previously at PiunikaWeb as an author and researcher.

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