TikTok has introduced a new auto-captions feature for video clips which will allow creators to put automated text overlays for their uploads, therefore, enhancing accessibility in the app.


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TikTok Auto Captions
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The new option will allow creators to turn on auto-captions for their clips. Viewers then will be able to read the text transcription of the clip which will surface on the playback.

Explanation By TikTok

Auto captions automatically generate subtitles, allowing viewers to read or listen to content. As creators make content, they can select auto captions in the editing page after they’ve uploaded or recorded a video so that text is automatically transcribed and displayed on their videos.

Creators can also edit the auto-generated captions for their clips. As you can see the edit option in the above picture as the video plays in a small window, the creators have the option to update the captions for the clip.


This could provide a new set of opportunities, with research shows that captions increase the view time and enhance responsiveness. This option will be worth considering for your presentations.

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