Closed captions can make it easier for users understand what’s happening in your TikTok videos.
TikTok can be intimidating if you are new to the app. You can create videos with different songs, add filters and combine two videos.
Closed captions are a very popular feature. Transcribing videos can add value and help creators. There are many ways to add closed captions on your videos. We can help you understand them all and choose the best one for you.
1. TikTok’s built-in auto captions are a great option
TikTok’s app makes it easy to add captions for your TikTok videos. To add captions to TikTok videos, record the video and then press the V button to move to the next screen. There’s also a button that displays Captions. The app will use speech recognition to automatically transcribe what you say and display it on the screen.
This method’s greatest advantage is its simplicity. You can do it in a matter of minutes. This is great for beginners as well as busy creators. You don’t need to download the video and then edit it elsewhere. You can also use this method to toggle the TikTok captions off or on while they are watching your video.
This method isn’t perfect, however. It only supports English at the moment, which might not be the language that you use to create your videos. It is, however, a frustrating tool for many creators because it does not allow you to customize your videos.
It allows you to correct the words and place them on the screen. However, it cannot adjust the font size, color, or timing of when the captions will appear.
2. Auto-Captioning Apps
An external app is best for creating custom closed captions that make your videos stand out. There are many captioning apps available, but we decided to concentrate on Voicella which is available for Android. The app serves only one purpose and does it very well.
You will first need to create a TikTok video and then download it to your smartphone. You can find tips and tricks for beginners on TikTok. Upload the video to Voicella. You can choose the language you want, since this app supports many languages.
If necessary, correct the timing and words. Next, click the Aa Button to customize the text. There are many font styles, colors and sizes available. Here you can make your videos stand out and build your brand.
You can even have your captions translated by the app. It is, however, susceptible to making mistakes, just like Google Translate. The best thing about the app? It’s completely free and does not create a watermark on your videos when you export them.
3. An online video editor is available
Voicella is perfect if you only need to add captions. Veed.io has auto-captions and multiple editing tools. This website is perfect for advanced users.
Voicella’s auto-captions feature is similar to Voicella but with speech recognition software. It can translate and detect multiple languages. However, the customizing options are less extensive than the app, but they still offer different colors, fonts and sizes.
This website’s other features are where it shines. You can upload audio from different sources, combine videos with transitions and add text (other than the captions) to your video. It can be used to create a complete video and upload it to TikTok.
Veed.io does not have an app but the mobile website works well. This means that you don’t need to download videos to your computer. The free version of Veed.io will allow you to export your videos with a watermark.
4. TikTok allows you to add text manually
Before TikTok introduced the auto-captions feature people used to manually transcribe videos and add text. This method has a major drawback: It takes too long.
There are many other benefits. First, you can do everything within the app. No need to export the video. This method allows you to play with closed captions more than external apps.
The text can be made to appear in various places, move with the action, or emphasize certain words. Many creators use this feature to add humor to their videos, or to create dramatic effects. This step-by_step guide will show you how to add text to TikTok videos.
Why you should add captions to your TikTok videos
You might want captions for videos for a variety of reasons. It makes your content more accessible, making it accessible to the deaf, hard of hearing, as well as those who don’t speak English.
Second, most people view videos without sound while at work, on trains, or in public places. Closed captions make sure that people don’t skip over the video and continue to watch it. Closed captions can also draw more attention to your video and increase user engagement.
Closed captions can help you videos get more exposure. Videos with captions are favored by TikTok and pushed to more people. You can also watch the video to the end and like and comment on it (for reasons discussed before), and it will get more traction.
Explore all that TikTok has to offer
While closed captions are important and can help increase your viewers, they are only one aspect of TikTok. The app is constantly evolving and adding new filters, sounds and other cool add-ons that will help your videos stand out among the rest.
Keep checking the app to see the most recent additions and increase your view count.