Another reason that we really like encouraging our contributors to use YouTube is the translation feature. YouTube has started offering automatic translation captions in Beta, which of course are not always very accurate, but can help one to follow along in another language. More importatly is the feature to add translation by your contacts, providing you the opportunity to invite bilingual students and colleagues to help you get your videos accurately translated into a number of other languages.

Adding Translation


Invite contacts to help translate your videos

  1. Visit your Video Manager and click the drop-down menu next to the “Edit” button for the video you’d like to translate
  2. Select Captions, then click the Add a new track button
  3. Select Request translation
  4. Choose which languages you’d like to translate, then click Next
  5. On the next page, Select the second option: invite people you know to help translate.
  6. Click on the Manage translations button at the bottom half of the page after following the steps above
  7. Select a language and click Share. Enter your friend’s email address, then click Send Invitations.

When your friend has finished translating, you’ll receive an email that contains a link to review the translations before publishing them. Make sure to Approve the caption when you’re done. Created from information on YouTube.