Last updated on August 3rd, 2019 at 03:19 pm
Captions can basically be defined as additional written information that accompanies any picture or video. They should be related to the respective picture or the video. Captions enhance and define our posts in a much better way, and also connect the viewer to the information related to the picture in a more appropriate manner. It provides viewers the better and more clear understanding of the post. One should always call upon this feature if one has to give their pictures an improved recognition.
The active users on Facebook are increasing day by day. People, along with viewing the shared pictures or videos like to read the necessary information related to it. It keeps them more engrossed into and helps in maintaining their interests. Captions in a post on Facebook appear to the users even before the shared photo or video. Hence, captions define our posts, so they should always be given importance.
We can add captions to our posts to convey our thoughts in a better way, to make them look improved, to make them look convenient, and to help our followers attain maximum knowledge as they can be in relation to the picture or video we post. Example -telling, conveying our thoughts, expressing any incident about the picture or video posted, etc.
There are three unique ways of how you can add captions to your posts. The network provides us with three different ways of doing the same. One can add captions to the videos at the moment of posting, or one can add the caption even later on, after posting the picture/ video, one can also add a caption to the post shared onto one’s wall, which was shared by someone else priorly. Let us get to know about these ways in detail.
Let us go through the steps leading us into how to add captions to the pictures or the videos on Facebook-
You have to look for the blue colored icon with a white f written on it, tap on the icon to open the Facebook application. If you are not already logged in Facebook, then you have to enter your necessary details that are email address or username with which you have created your Facebook account.
Further, type your password into the required field. Ensure to enter the right password, if you haven’t entered the correct password, you might receive a notification on your mobile number if you have associated it with your account.
If you do not have the application of Facebook, you can be logged in your account through facebook.com in your browser and enter the required details to proceed further.
Once you open Facebook, you will see a box with “Write something here …” text, beside which you will have an option of “Photo” through which you will be directly navigated to your phone’s gallery.
Select the photos you want to upload, after which you will have an option of “Next” at the top-right corner of the page. Once you tap on the “Next” option, you will see “Say something about this photo” at the above of your photo. Write caption whatever you want to and then tap on the “Post” option. That’s all you are done.
After opening Facebook, you will be navigated to your home page, commonly known as the “newsfeed” page where you see the posts shared by your friends. You will see a rectangular space at the beginning of the page which says “Write something here.”
At the bottom of that rectangular box, you will have “Photo/Video” option, choose your respective picture or video by clicking on the browse option and then double-click the file from your device that you wish to upload on your account. Once the uploading is completed, you can type in the caption field (empty space) which says “Write something about this photo.”
The next step is to click “Post” and this will post your photo or video to your wall along with the caption that you have written.
On Facebook’s application and on web browser, the steps varies in some ways:
Go to the post in which you want to add caption and tap on the three horizontal dots located just at the top-right corner of the post.
When you tap on the three vertical dots, you will see a list of options, there you need to tap on the “Edit post” tab. After that, you will see a blank space above your picture, saying, “Say something about this photo.” Write whatever you want to and then tap on the “Save” tab located at the top-right corner of the page.
Sometimes, you decide to add the caption later in the future after having uploaded the respective post which you have shared. You can always go back to that shared post and your caption later if you want to.
For this, you have to view that post in which you want to add the caption. In the next step, you need to click on the pictures and then select the image on which you want to write a caption. Once you get the image, click on “Edit” option located just below the “Description” field. Type what you want to add on the post or want to share with the users.
Once you complete typing or done with the caption, click on “Finished Editing” to post it on the post.
Facebook gives us the opportunity to share other’s posts and add a caption as per your needs- either you want to show gratitude to someone or add something hilarious on your friend’s post, you are free to do so.
But before writing anything on someone’s post, ensure that you do not hurt their feelings.
If you want to write something on someone’s post, then you need to go with a few steps. Firstly, you need to search for the post which you want to share on your timeline. Once you get the post, you will see the “Share” button on the bottom-right side of the post (you will only see the share button on public posts. Tap on the share button, there you will have a blank field, where you can write anything you want to write. After completing the writing task, tap on the “Share Now” button. This will share the post on your timeline.
Go to the post you want to share with others and click on the “Share” button. It will appear beneath the post. There you will be then given the options in a drop-down menu as to where you want to share the post.
You can choose among the options, which is either to share right now, on your wall, on a friend’s wall, or to your story, or in a group, in an event, or you want to send the post personally through a direct message.
Choose accordingly and then edit your privacy according to your choice. Further, in the “Say something about this column,” add your caption.
Once you complete writing caption on a post, then you will see an option of “Post.” Click on the option to complete the task.
Keep in mind the following things related to adding captions to a post:
Captions are the convenient guide to the users which are helpful in many terms apart from enhancing a person’s profile. Moreover, this feature is useful for marketing, as it gives the freedom to put in the necessary information, or while blogging-it is always better to access as many features possible that our social media websites provide to us.