How to Enable Free Zoom Captions with Any Zoom Account

I need closed captions. I don’t really care what you call it – “open captions” or “closed captions” or “subtitles” – I am simply talking about the text transcription that is the bottom of a screen that shows what people are saying. For the sake of simplicity, I’m just going to call them “captions” here.

With captions, I can participate in classes, meetings, hangouts. I can watch movies. Without them, I am stuck in trying to figure  what is going on. I get hearing fatigue from the focus, then headaches and complete drains of energy. All that, and I didn’t even understand.

I’ve tried time and again to get them with Zoom. At best though, captions on Zoom required a third-party on board, which is really difficult to handle when you are not the host, not to mention when you don’t have money to pay for the captioning subscription or to hire a CART captionist.

All of that is of no concern anymore, as… (drumroll, please!)

Zoom has finally integrated free, live captions with any plan.

The only thing that needs to be done is some enabling clicks from the back end. ANYONE CAN GET THIS. It’s free, and just by enabling it, you embed the captions directly onto the screen, below the presenter and participants.

It’s really a game changer and it’s easy!

Instructions (and rest of the story) at