TikTok for iOS expands auto-captioning and translation tools to more languages

TikTok has just announced that it is expanding its accessibility and translation tools starting today. in 2021 after subtitles is launched, the app adds more languages ​​for automatic subtitles and translation features.

Hoping to “break the language barrier to bring fun global content to more users,” TikTok is introducing a new captioning and translation tool for users who speak the following languages:

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • german
  • Indonesian
  • italian
  • Koreans
  • Mandarin
  • French language
  • turkish

With automatically generated headerscreators and viewers now have the option to enable video subtitles to make entertainment content more accessible.

TikTok for iOS also provides translations of video titles and descriptions, which will help users enjoy videos in non-original languages. Last but not least, translation of text stickers in videos will ensure that people don’t miss out on entertaining content.

In a blog post, TikTok explained how these features will help more users enjoy videos from around the world:

These simple translation solutions help overcome language barriers and bring people together for shared entertainment. These efforts will make global content more accessible, no matter what language(s) you speak and where you are in the world. We’re just in the early stages of rolling out these tools, which are currently available on select videos.

[…] We hope that more people will use these new tools to connect culture and connections and expand their worlds. Stay tuned as we hope to expand our reach in the coming months.

In the coming months, TikTok plans to expand these features to more users and languages. After these features are released today, it may take a few more days or weeks before you can use these accessibility features as well.

What do you think of these new features? Do you plan to use it? Share your thoughts on our social networks.


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