Loom video transcription and closed captions

Get a transcript of your video for quick reading. ๐Ÿ“

Transcription allows you to automatically convert the speech in a video to text and display it alongside the video player for easy reading.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Transcripts are available on all Loom plans (50+ distinct languages are supported).ย 

Here's how to use the transcription feature:

  1. You should see a Transcript option on the side panel of your video after you're done recording.


  2. Your transcript will expand to the right of your video, separated into time stamps for easy tracking. From here, you can click on different timestamps in your video or different time stamps of the transcript, and each will jump around accordingly.

  3. You can also copy the entire transcript to your clipboard using the copy button above the transcript or search for specific words or phrases using the search button.ย 


Why doesn't my video with audio have a transcript? How do I fix it?

If your video has no transcript, this could be caused by a couple of different things such as the video had a delayed processing time or the video was recorded before the transcript feature launched (over 2 years ago).

To fix this: we recommend downloading the video and re-uploading if you are on a Business plan. If re-uploading does not work or you are on a Starter free plan, feel free to reach out to our Support team here for assistance.ย 


Closed captions & Subtitles

Please Note

If you've disabled transcription from your video settings, your viewer will not see the option to watch your Loom with closed captions.

If you're watching a video that has a transcript, you can also view closed captions while the video plays. At the bottom of the player, you can toggle closed captions (CC) on and off, and you can drag them around.

Download Closed Captions

You can download an SRT file of your Caption. To download click the "..." above your video and then Download captions.

Note: downloadable captions are only available to creators & admins on a Business plan and members & admins on an Enterprise plan.ย 

Questions, comments, concerns?ย Contact us here.

Happy recording! ๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ˜„

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