TikTok adds auto-captions

A new feature added to the TikTok social media platform this week is auto captions. As content creators can generate subtitles on the editing page after they've uploaded or recorded a video so that text is automatically transcribed and displayed.

Stephanie Hind, Manager of Creator Management and Operations at TikTok US, wrote in the company’s post:

Our goal at TikTok is to be accessible to all people, and we're committed to doing the work long-term. We're currently undertaking an accessibility assessment to identify additional areas for improvement, and we're increasing our outreach to organizations and communities with disabilities on TikTok to uplift their voices and make changes that better serve us all. By working with organizations like The Deaf Collective, we aim to increase awareness towards the range of diversity, talent, and conversations being had in Deaf communities.

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