You no longer have to wait for a TikTok star to turn on subtitles before you can use them. As part of a series of updates, TikTok has added auto-generated subtitles that you can turn on for any video. This is useful if you have hearing problems or just want to understand every word of a clip in a noisy environment.
The social network has also added translations for captions and text stickers. And if you’re not sure what’s happening, video descriptions are also available. Initial language support includes English, German, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish.
The additions are an acknowledgment that TikTok’s emphasis on video can be limiting for people with audiovisual issues. To some extent, they also empower communities for people with disabilities – video creators can create clips knowing more people will understand what is being said.
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https://www.engadget.com/tiktok-auto-generated-captions-193340870.html?src=rss TikTok now lets you turn on captions for any video