Have you ever been frustrated when someone shares a picture with you but doesn’t add the filename or a brief description? Posting media without explaining who’s in the picture or video and what that person is doing can cause viewers to complain to you — or ignore your posts. Your Google Glass makes it easy for you to be nice to your viewers by adding captions.

At the bottom of the screen is the progress bar, which is a white line. This line moves from left to right and denotes the time it takes to share the picture or video. You can decide whether you want to add a caption while the progress bar is onscreen. When the progress bar reaches the right side of the screen, time runs out; the progress bar disappears; and you’re sharing without a caption.


Add a caption in one of two ways.

Tap the touchpad after you tell Glass the contact, Google+ circle, or social network (such as Facebook) with which you want to share your picture or video.

When you share a picture or video from your timeline, you see a message at the bottom of the screen, as shown. This text informs you that you can speak commands, so the other way you can add a caption is to say “OK Glass, add caption.”


When the Caption screen appears, say what you want to include in the caption.

As you speak, the words appear onscreen so that you can see what the caption will look like. You can include hashtags, if you want.


If you decide that you don’t want to add the caption, swipe down on the touchpad. If you do want to add it, tap the touchpad.

Your caption appears in the bottom-left corner of the picture, and text below the picture informs you when the caption was added.