TikTok adds automatic captions to videos

First in English and Japanese

TikTok creators will soon be able to add automatically generated captions to their videos.

The option to add auto captions will appear in the editing page after a video has been recorded or uploaded. Feature will be available in English and Japanese, but it plans to add support for more languages “in the coming months.” Creators can edit their captions after they’ve been automatically generated to fix any mistakes, and viewers can turn captions off via the captions button on the share panel.

Last month, Google built the feature into Chrome, allowing it to generate captions for audio played through the browser.