TikTok is taking a big step towards making its apps easier to use. The application is being added to allow video producers to automatically create captions for their clips. So far, TikTok users who want to make videos more accessible have to manually type in captions, which can be a time-consuming process.
However, with automatic captions, TikTok will be able to automatically create captions for the video. If adjustments are required, the video creator can also fine-tune and edit the text after the fact, and viewers can choose to disable subtitles.
Although TikTok noticed that subtitles are just the latest accessibility feature added by the app in recent months, automatic captions can provide an experience for people who are deaf or hard of hearing and those who like to scroll through their feeds when silent.
However, whether to enable captions or not still depends on each video creator, so it may take some time for this feature to be widely used.
TikTok stated that it is working to “spread the word” the term and encourage everyone to use the feature. Automatic captions will be available in English and Japanese, and more languages will be available “in the coming months.”