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New Accessibility and Translation Tools in TikTok

TikTok has evolved into a platform that crosses cultural boundaries, making global connections feel even more natural. Every day, viewers worldwide use TikTok to learn, entertain, and express themselves without boundaries. We will continue to invest in creating an inclusive and accessible environment where our growing global community can feel free to express themselves and connect with others. TikTok launched captions in 2021 so that creators all over the world could transcribe their own videos and generate subtitles that make content more accessible to all.

How does it work?

The social media giant is introducing new caption and translation tools to break down language barriers and bring more users more entertaining global content. These updates will include support for an initial batch of languages such as English, Portuguese, German, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, and Turkish, as well as:

Auto-generated captions: In addition to creators, viewers now have the option to enable closed captions for videos, making entertaining content more accessible.

Translations for captions and video descriptions: With translations for captions and video descriptions, it will help users enjoy TikTok videos in languages other than the original.

Text sticker translation: TikTok is also adding text sticker translation to videos so that people don’t miss out on any entertaining content.

How can this update help users?

These simple translation solutions help break down language barriers and unite people through shared entertainment. Global content will become more accessible as a result of these efforts, regardless of the language(s) you speak or where you are in the world. We’re just getting started with these tools, which are currently only available on a few videos.

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TikTok’s commitment to investing in product updates that celebrate the diverse community and make everyone feel welcomed, included, and entertained remains unwavering. Community feedback will be an important part of an ongoing product innovation as they continue to expand on these features. TikTok hopes that more people will use these new tools to bridge cultural gaps, connect with others, and broaden their horizons. Keep an eye out for more updates as the media giant hopes to broaden availability in the coming months.

Source: TikTok


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