TikTok Adds Automated Captions, Making Platform More Open to Deaf People

Ann-Marie Alcantara

Wall Street Journal

Apr 20, 2021

TikTok automated captions

TikTok is introducing automated captions, a feature that will add subtitles to posts in its popular video-sharing app without requiring users to enter the text themselves. The feature, which is being rolled out in the coming weeks, is the latest attempt by a social-media company to make its products more accessible and avoid shutting out large segments of the population.

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