Article originally published on: https://newsroom.tiktok.com/en-us/auto-translations-and-captions
When TikTok reached 1 billion users in late 2021, a milestone achieved just five years after it officially launched in 2016, there’s no doubt this social media/entertainment platform has something more to offer. A statement quoted from the article says, “TikTok has become a platform that transcends cultural boundaries to make global connections feel even more effortless.” True to their word, the world’s popular video-sharing app has recently added an auto translation feature allowing global users to connect to wider audiences without worrying about language limitations.
“We continue to invest in creating an inclusive and accessible environment so that our growing global community can feel free and comfortable expressing themselves and finding connection with others,” TikTok’s newsroom article stated.
Captions and Auto Translations Features
The new TikTok translations feature is a follow-up to the auto captions capability that was introduced in early 2021. Since then, “TikTokers” around the world have incorporated subtitles into their content making video-sharing experiences even more interesting. Just imagine the global impact of its new translation capability! During this early stage release, TikTok translation feature will be available in 9 languages:
English, Spanish, German, Mandarin, Turkish, Portuguese, Italian, Korean, and Indonesian
In addition to multilingual captions, translation is also available for text stickers added in the videos.
Are you wondering how your “local humor” will be translated into other languages? Collaborations and feedback within TikTok communities will surely play an important part in the continuous development and success of this platform. If you are keen to learn new languages while having fun, then you might want to turn ON your app’s “show auto translations” option within the Language menu.