Google Chrome now offers Live Caption for media. You will see auto-generated captions when you play audio or video using Chrome. This article explains how to turn off or remove Live Caption on Chrome.
Note: To disable live captions on Instagram, YouTube, and other apps on your phone, refer to the Turn Off Live Caption On Android section of this article.
Disabling live caption On Chrome
The easiest way to disable caption on Chrome is to click the toggle from the media control menu. Allow me to explain.
The global media control menu on Chrome now has a caption toggle. To disable the live caption, I had to click the toggle.
In my case, the caption was enabled by default. Therefore, it may not be the final setting when Google launches this feature on the Stable channel. However, if you find caption enabled on Google Chrome and want a way to disable it quickly, you now know where to look.
To disable caption from Chrome settings:
- Open Chrome Settings or go to chrome://settings
- Click Advanced > Accessibility
- Click the Live Caption toggle to the off position.
Turn Off Live Caption On Android
To turn off the caption on your Android phone:
Press the volume button. Select the live caption toggle when the volume slider appears to enable or disable it.
Note: This will disable/enable live caption for all applications on your phone.
What is Live Caption?
The live caption is a Google feature that transcribes audio in real-time. You can even mute a video or audio and still see the transcript on the screen. It was first featured on Android 10. It later made its way into Google Chrome. Here is a short video from Google explaining what it can do.
I hope you found this tutorial useful. If you have any questions related to captioning or any other Google Chrome feature, let me know in the comments section below and we can discuss it further.