If you want to submit videos and create subtitles on Amara, you need to create a user account and sign in. To begin, open the SIGN UP FOR FREE page.


Two ways to create a new user account on Amara:

  • Selecting a username and a password

  • Using an existing social network account


IMPORTANT: Your user account on www.amara.org is valid only at www.amara.org. Amara Helpdesk site (support.amara.org) requires a separate registration.


Create a new username and password


Create your account by clicking the Sign Up for Free button in the top right corner of Amara’s site.


An arrow points to the sign up for free button on Amara


Enter your desired username, the email address you want to use for Amara communication, and your password. Re-enter your password to confirm before clicking the Create Account button.


Your username should:

  • Contain no spaces 

  • Contain no special characters (@ .  +  -  _ symbols are accepted)

  • Be unique (if the username is taken, choose another username)


Helptext that tells you if a username is already taken


Provide a valid email address when creating a new user account. Make sure that you have access to this email before signing up. This email address will be used for resetting your password and for receiving important notifications about your account.  If you do not sign up with a valid email address, you will not be able to reset your email or password in the future and some Amara features will be inaccessible.*


After entering all the necessary information, click the Create Account button. If all the data you have entered is accepted, a new user account will be created. 

 

Use an existing social network account


Instead of creating and memorizing a new username and password to retype each time you sign in, you can create an Amara account using an existing third-party site account on Google, Facebook, Twitter or TED.


One-click sign in option buttons including Google, Facebook, Twitter, and TED


Click the site of your choice to get started. If you are not already logged in, you will be prompted to sign in using your existing login information for that site. The Amara site will then check to make sure that there is no existing user account associated with the social network account you have chosen. 


If no match exists, you can confirm the email address associated with your social network account by clicking Proceed:


Complete one-click sign up by entering the email associated with your existing social network account


Check the email on the Sign Up page. Make sure you have access to this email account before you click Proceed. If you enter another email address on this page, emails from Amara will go to that address. 



This email address will be used for resetting your password and for receiving important notifications about your account.  If you do not sign up with a valid email address, you might have trouble resetting your password in the future and some Amara features will be inaccessible.*

 

After you confirm your email address, a new user account will be created for you and you will automatically be signed in for your first user session with Amara. 


After you are logged in, you can go to your Account page to verify that you have a valid email address associated with your account and update your information if needed.


If you do not wish to create a new user account using a social network account, click the Sign Up link at the bottom of the panel. This will cancel the attempted account creation and take you back to the Sign Up page.



If you create a new Amara account successfully, you will be signed in automatically, which means you should now see your username in the top right-hand corner of the screen:


Username highlighted in the top right of the Amara volunteer page with an arrow pointing to it


Confirming Your Account


  • After you create an Amara account, you will receive an email asking you to confirm your account. 
  • Please check your Spam or Junk folders for new emails if the confirmation email does not arrive in your Inbox.
  • After you confirm your account, you are ready to start exploring Amara!


Check out these links to help you get started subtitling and sharing videos on Amara:


Amara Support and Solutions

How to find your language in the list of languages


Happy Subtitling!


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*)  Amara respects your privacy. Your email address will only be used as the confirmation of your identity and for communication with you. It will not be disclosed to any third party. Learn more about Amara's privacy policy.


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