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- Figma's closed captions feature is only available on the Figma Desktop app.
- For captions in the browser, use Live Caption on Google Chrome.
- Audio is supported on Professional, Education, and Organization teams and plans
- Audio is available in FigJam and Figma design files.
- Anyone with can view or can edit access to the file can use audio.
- New to audio? Learn how to use audio to chat with your team.
Use closed captions with audio to show live transcripts of audio conversations between teammates. Closed captions transcribe what speakers are saying into text, allowing you to read what speakers are saying as they are saying it.
Closed captions also display the avatar and name of who is speaking to help you track who said what.
Closed captions with audio are available on the Figma Desktop app.
To use closed captions in the browser, download Google Chrome and turn on their Live Caption feature.
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Join an audio conversation on the Figma desktop app, and turn on closed captions to see who is speaking and a transcript of what they are saying.
Enable closed captions
There are a few ways to turn on closed captioning:
In a file
- Join an audio conversation from the Figma desktop app.
- Click .
- Click the toggle next to Closed captioning to toggle it on or off.
From account settings
Note: Closed captions configurations from account settings are device-specific. If you enable closed captions on a device, other Figma accounts used on the same device will also have closed captions enabled until it's turned off. The setting will not persist if you switch to another device, so you'll need to configure it again.
- Open the file browser on your desktop app.
- Click on the account menu in the top-right and select Account.
- In the Closed captions section, click the toggle to turn the setting on and off.
Using closed captions
A. Caption box
Once closed captions are enabled, the transcript will appear inside the caption box attached to your audio controls, with the oldest transcripts at the top, and the newest transcripts at the bottom.
A speaker's avatar and name appear above their transcript, so you can keep track of who said what.
Scroll up in the caption box to browse the transcript history, which begins when you join the conversation. If new transcripts are available while you're scrolled up the caption box, a ↓ New transcripts button will appear at the bottom of the caption box. Click it to return to the bottom of the caption box and see the latest transcripts.
When you leave the conversation, Figma clears the transcript from the caption box. If at any point you re-join the same conversation, the transcript starts over empty.
B. Adjust caption size
- On the bottom-right corner of your audio controls, click .
- The dropdown menu will display available sizes in the actual size they will appear in the caption area.
- Small (13px)
- Medium (14px)
- Large (16px)
- X-Large (18px)
- Select an option. All captions will adjust to the selected size.
C. Minimize the caption box
Click the closed captions bar to minimize and expand the caption box.
Set up Live Caption in Chrome
Live Caption is a closed captioning feature provided by Chrome. It is available only in the Chrome browser in English.
- In the Chrome browser, click the More icon in the top right-hand corner.
- Click Settings.
- In the left-hand panel, click Advanced > Accessibility.
- This should take you to the Accessibility section where you'll see an option for Live Caption.
- Click the toggle to turn on/off Live Caption.
Use the search bar and type "Accessibility" or "Live Caption" to locate these settings.
When Live Captions is enabled, a box will pop up in your browser window where the captions will appear. You can click and drag the caption box to a new position in your browser.
Customize Live Captions
Change the appearance of your captions, such as their placement, volume, size, color, and opacity. To customize them:
- Click the More icon in the top right-hand corner of the Chrome browser.
- Click Settings in the dropdown menu.
- In the left-hand panel, click Advanced >Accessibility.
- Click Caption Preferences. This will open a new modal or window for you to customize your captions.