How to force captions and subtitles on YouTube

Have you created a captioned video on YouTube and like to force the captions to automatically be displayed when played? This video shares the simple secrets for doing so.

For any video that you upload to YouTube and caption, add the following tag:

yt:cc=on

And, if you are embedding the video, in your embed code add

?cc_load_policy=1

Give it a try! I’m doing so in all my videos for my online courses and am so glad it’s so easy to force captions to be displayed by default.

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