August 14, 2022

What you need to know

  • TikTok has announced new captioning and translation tools for users.
  • The app will allow users to turn on captions even if the creator did not.
  • Captions, video descriptions, and text stickers can also be translated to your preferred language.

TikTok has introduced new features that aim to break down language barriers for users through translation and closed caption options that can be enabled by the users themselves.

The video music platform has announced that you’ll soon be able to switch on closed captions on a foreign-language video. These auto-generated captions are available in nine languages, including English, Portuguese, German, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, and Turkish. The service plans to support additional languages in the future.