How to create, upload, and edit captions or subtitles for YouTube videos.

  1. Navigate to your channel’s Home page.
  2. Click on the blue Creator Studio button, top right.
    Link goes to a list of uploaded videos.
  3. Click the Edit button to the right of the video thumbnail.
    Link goes to a page for this video with new options.
  4. Click Subtitles/CC above the video player
  5. Set the video language in the pop-up, select English and click on the set language button.
  6. Now there are options to upload a transcript, or select English (Automatic) to create a new caption file. Depending on the length of the video, it takes some minutes for the caption file to be generated.
  7. Click the Edit button above the video player to review and edit the caption file.
  8. Click Overwrite to edit the captions. Automatically generated captions have no punctuation, so edits are necessary.
  9. Click Publish Edits above the video player when finished.