How to Add TikTok Captions?

TikTok Captions

Are you at a loss for words when writing captions for your TikTok videos? Continue reading to learn more about TikTok captions, and how to add it.

Tiktok is a fun app that lets you create short, funny videos and share them with friends. You can also add music to your videos, filters, and doodles. Tiktok has many features that make it appealing to its users. One of these features is the ability to add captions to your videos.

Captions are an excellent way to add context to your videos and humor or emotion to your creations. They can be used when you want people watching your video to know what they are looking at or hearing in the background or when you want them to understand what's going on in the video without having to explain it with words.

However, most people aren't great at creating captions. The captions can be quite hard to come up with, especially if you're trying to express something that's complicated or emotional. Being great opportunities to promote business brands, there is every reason to learn the art of TikTok captions.

Why Add Captions to Your TikTok Videos?

Why Add Captions to Your TikTok Videos

  • Captions play a big role in TikTok videos. They are useful to add context and can give viewers a better idea of what you're trying to say.
  • Captions are also essential for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Captions allow them to enjoy your video without relying on the audio.

In addition to these benefits, captions can also help boost your TikTok engagement. You may have noticed that when you upload a video with captions, it gets more likes and comments than videos without captions. This is because TikTok's Algorithm tends to favor videos with captions and expose them to more people.

However, you don't have to think about what captions to use every time you post a video on Tiktok. Some third-party tools can assist you in captioning your TikTok videos, but they are all paid for, which is not what we'll cover today.

How to Add Automatic Captions to TikTok? 

TikTok has become popular because it's easy to use and great for entertainment. However, there are some things that could make your experience even better. One of these things is automatic captions.

If you want to improve your TikTok videos by using automatic captions, here's how to add them to your videos:

Step 1: When a new or updated video is ready for captions, click the [Red] tick in the bottom right corner to enter editing mode.

Step 2: On the editing page, click the [Captions] option on the right side of the page to enable captions.

Step 3: TikTok will automatically generate captions for your video's spoken words and display them beneath a smaller video version for review. Read through to ensure the meanings are correct, then click the [Save] button.

Step 4: Click the [Post] button on the new screen to post your video with the captions enabled.

Remember, the caption can take a few seconds-delay to appear on your posted video based on how long your video is.

How to Add TikTok Captions Manually?  

As much as automatic captions are the best and easiest way to go, some words may be misspelled, ending up changing the entire meaning of your video; if watched by a keen person. So to avoid such, you can always add your captions manually.

Here, is how to do so:

Step 1: Make your TikTok video.

record tiktok video

Step 2: Click on the [Captions] button to process.


Step 3: In the corner, touch the [pencil] icon.

touch the pencil

Step 4: You can now add and edit your captions.

How to Turn On and Turn Off TikTok Captions

Captions are important parts of any TikTok video you are watching. These are more important when you are at work, at school, in public, or toilet, where you may not be comfortable using TikTok Sounds. However, at the same time, some captions often overlay over some important parts of the video and almost make you miss out on some interesting parts.

So here is how to either turn on or off the TikTok captions for the video you are watching based on your immediate preferences.

To turn off:

  • Select the [Captions] option.
  • Click on the Hide [Captions] option.

If you, however, decide you need them on, you can:

  • Touch the [Captions] button on the left of your screen.


Not only do TikTok users use captions to express themselves, and show emotion. Whether it is anger, love or sadness all emotions seek a visual and more immersive expression. So captions have been used as a part of communication since the early days of humanity.

Now with the help of a smartphone and the right app, you can use your creativity to come up with captions that are not only emotional but also creative enough to get your video more engagement.