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YouTube - Search Closed Captions on YouTube

This document will show you how to search closed caption text on YouTube. This only works when viewing videos on the YouTube website and not in mobile apps.
  1. Click in the video description area to expand the section.

    Screenshot of three dot menu in YouTube

  2. In the expanded description area, click "Show Transcript".

    Screenshot of the Open transcript menu

  3. The transcript will appear to the right of the video.

    Screenshot of the transcript in YouTube

  4. Windows - Press "Ctrl + F" to open up the "Find Bar".
    Mac - Press "Command (cmd) + F" to open up the "Find Bar".

    Note: The find bar may look, or appear in a different position, depending on what browser you are using. The example shown in this screenshot is using Google Chrome.


    Screenshot of the find bar in Google Chrome

  5. Type in the text you are looking for in the "Find Bar".

    Screenshot of text in the find bar in Google Chrome

  6. Click the arrows in the "Find Bar" to search through all occurrences of that text.

    Tip: Pressing "Enter" on your keyboard will find the next occurrence instead of clicking the down arrow.

    Screenshot of the navigation arrows in the find bar in Google Chrome

  7. Click on the text in the transcript to jump to that part of the video.

    Screenshot of the transcript jumping to the video location


Keywordsyou tube utube subtitles hearing transcript   Doc ID90230
OwnerAndy M.GroupSWTC
Created2019-03-07 14:43:12Updated2024-03-11 07:46:35
SitesSouthwest Wisconsin Technical College
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