How to turn on TikTok's new auto captions

For accessibility-minded TikTok creators, gone are the days of the finicky text tool and third-party captioning apps. The beloved social media platform now does it all for you. 

Almost a month after the app's official announcement, more users (and accessibility advocates themselves) are getting the chance to use the new automatically-generated closed-captioning services, the latest of TikTok's in-app accessibility features that are (fortunately) pretty easy to use.  

We're working to make TikTok more accessible and inclusive to support our diverse community and today we're announcing auto captions in the US, to help deaf or hard of hearing users enjoy our platform. Learn more on our Newsroom

— TikTokComms (@TikTokComms) April 6, 2021

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