Zoom: View Closed Captions and Captioning Resources

Article Type: How To

How To information sections included in this article:

  • View closed captioning using Zoom (Windows and Mac)
  • View closed captions using phone or tablet (Android, iOS)
  • Options for Creating Closed Captaining
  • Using Zoom Closed Captioning

Other Zoom Knowledge Base Articles:  

View closed captions using Zoom (Windows and Mac)

When closed captions are in use the, “Closed Caption is available” notification is displayed:

  • For Meetings – the notification appears in the controls at the top of your screen.
  • For Webinars – the notification appears at the bottom of your screen
  • After selecting Closed Caption, the closed-captioning text will be displayed at the bottom of your screen.

Adjusting the caption size

  • Click on the arrow next to stop/start the video and choose Video Settings
  • Click on Accessibility and move the slider to adjust the caption size.

View closed captions from your phone or tablet (iOS and Android devices)

  • Step 1) Install the Zoom application on your phone or tablet.
  • Step 2) From your device search for the Zoom Cloud Meeting from the Apple App Store or Google Play and install the application on your device. There are several Zoom-related applications. You will want to ensure you select the Zoom Cloud Meeting app.
  • Once you have installed Zoom client on your Android or iOS device you can set closed captioning to automatically appear when closed captioning is available.
  • Step 3) Log in to your Zoom account in the Zoom app using Single Sign-On (SSO).
  • Step 4) Select the Settings icon
  • Step 5) Toggle Closed Captioning to on.

Alternative option for Creating Closed Captaining

Using Zoom Closed Captaining

Zoom closed captioning allows you or another meeting attendee, assigned by the host, to add closed captioning to a meeting. In a webinar, closed captioning can be typed by the host, cohost, or a panelist assigned by the host.

From the Zoom closed captioning site you can select specific topics to view step-by-step instructions.

Additional Information:

  • Zoom Auto Captioning in Real-Time Coming Soon

See our main article Zoom Web Conferencing to view:

  • Fall 2020: What you need to know about Zoom this Fall
  • Overview of Zoom, How-To instructions, learning tools, and other Zoom related services and resources
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