If you want your videos to reach new audiences and create more engagement, adding captions and subtitles is a must!

Many platforms allow one to upload Videos, but YouTube is the leading platform that receives a lot of traffic. The shortcut to add subtitles and captions is auto-generators, but often they are unreliable and inaccurate. Finding the most effective way to add them to the videos is essential.

Closed captions and subtitles help your content by: 

  • Adding Video accessibility tools 
  • Improve video SEO with the help of providing context to video search algorithms, and thereby as a result, more rankings on YouTube search.
  • Enhancing content accessibility for all users, especially deaf and hard of hearing viewers.
  • Scale and localize your content to increase its reach to the target audience.

With all of the above-mentioned advantages, adding captions and subtitles to your YouTube videos is inevitable.

How to add Captions and Subtitles to Youtube with Wavel Integration

We all know that Youtube is the number one video platform; hence Wavel offers convenient use for YouTube integration. The sole purpose of this integration is that the user does not have to do manual captioning himself. You can upload your file that needs to add captions or subtitles and let us do what we do best. Highly accurate captions and subtitles are auto-generated within just a few clicks.

The following are quick steps on how to add captions and subtitles for your YouTube videos.

  • SRT file and YouTube
    SRT  file format containing only the text of the captions or subtitles with the start and end Timestamps. The timestamps ensure the sync between the text display and the audio. 
  • Use Wavel to create captions.
    It Supports various types of files and provides many customizable options. It creates your subtitles and captions in a format compatible with uploading videos on YouTube. All you need to do is sign up and connect with Wavel. The AI tool transcribes and translates to create subtitles.
  • Steps to Upload Subtitles on Youtube Studio while Uploading the Video with Wavel
    1. Login into your Wavel Account.
    2. On the Dashboard, Click Integrations and then choose YouTube. 
    3. Click on Authorize; it will redirect you to your YouTube Studio Account. Authorize the access; it will permit you to upload subtitles to your videos
    4. Your setup is done now! Now, you can select files from your Youtube account and start generating captions and subtitles.

  • Steps to Upload Subtitles on Youtube Studio after Integrating with Wavel
    1. Click on ” Import Audio or Video File”
    2. Choose Translation for adding subtitles to your Youtube Video
    3. You can directly paste the link to the Youtube video, and subtitles will be auto-generated

Download your content subtitles

If you want to download the subtitles from your video, Wavel makes this incredibly easy and gives the flexibility to choose from a wide array of custom file formats.

  1. Once the Subtitle file is generated from a Youtube video, you can download the file.
  2. Press on download, and it will show the options to save the subtitles as original format .srt .vtt .stl .ass .sub or .sbv.

In regards to the .srt file, it provides your transcribed audio in a rich text file. Suppose you’re uploading the same Youtube video on multiple platforms, such as Facebook, Vimeo, or other video hosting platforms. In that case, you can use this .srt file to add your enriched subtitles.


The rise of video platforms and easy-to-use software and tools available on the internet has generated a plethora of video content. To index all of these search engines, use crawlers. Subtitles and Captions take charge of providing information about the video to the crawlers and, in turn, help index them appropriately. This process also improves the marketability and accessibility of the video content. Wavel is one of the most accessible and reliable tools that can help you add captions and subtitles to your videos on various platforms with different requirements. 

Wavel provides you with the best services you can find that are accessible to you and improves your content and performance at a minimal rate. 

Sneha Mukherjee

Content and Copywriter at Wavel AI

I fuse my passion for technology with storytelling, breathing life into our innovative solutions through words. My mission transcends features, focusing on crafting engaging narratives that connect users and render AI accessible to all.