TikTok recently added a feature that allows you to enable automatic captions for the videos you watch on the platform.
Thanks to the advancement of technology, social networks have become one of the entertainment spaces most used by people, and TikTok is one of the most popular at the moment. The Chinese social network has grown a lot over time and recently added a new feature that allows you to turn automatic subtitles on and off for videos. And here we will tell you how to do it!
Activate or deactivate subtitles on TikTok and improve your experience when watching videos in the app
You may have already had some experience with the automatic captioning feature on other social media platforms such as Instagram, YouTube, or Facebook, which gives you an idea of how this option works. Plus, that’s just one more addition to the long list of editing tools that TikTok offers to its millions of users around the world.
The automatic captioning feature is very useful if you want to scroll through your TikTok feed with the volume turned off and better understand what is being said. It also serves as an important accessibility feature that is especially helpful for anyone with a hearing impairment or disability. For now, this update only supports American English and Japanese, but more available languages are expected to be added in the future.
How to turn on automatic TikTok captions
TikTok wasn’t specific in providing an exact schedule for the feature’s launch, but it’s simpler than you might think – once you receive the feature, the app automatically enables it. From then on, the subtitles will always be on unless you decide to turn them off manually.
This means that, when you receive the update when you open the app, you will see a pop-up window on your screen that will inform you of the new addition of automatic subtitles. In addition, the company encourages all its users to keep this feature enabled to promote inclusion and improve accessibility to the videos uploaded to the platform.
However, if something goes wrong and you don’t receive the update notification, you don’t have to panic, as there is still a way to do it:
- Open the TikTok app on your device.
- Click on the option Me.
- Select the drop-down menu at the top right of your profile.
- Click on the Accessibility option.
- Once there, tap on Turn on subtitles to enable the feature.
- Keep in mind that you can only view content with automatic captions if the creator has chosen to include them when publishing their videos.
How to turn off automatic captions on TikTok
Automatic captions may not work well if they are inaccurate or constantly block aspects of the streaming videos you are watching. This may make you want to disable the feature, which you can do by completing the following steps:
- Open your TikTok account.
- Click on the profile icon.
- Choose from the drop-down menu in the upper right corner of the screen.
- Now, click on the Accessibility option.
- Click on the option Activate subtitles and disable the function.
As you can see, at the end of the day TikTok gives you the freedom to activate or deactivate the automatic subtitles function while enjoying the funniest videos.