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How to Add Auto Caption to Video in CapCut for TikTok and Instagram Reels

How to auto caption a video. The use of video as a medium for conveying information and news to the public is growing rapidly at this time. If in the past it was only through television, now many social media platforms have emerged as a means to share videos such as YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, until the latest is TikTok.

how to auto caption a video

Unfortunately, often the videos that are shared with the public are not accompanied by captions, so this causes the information to not be fully enjoyed by everyone. "Everyone" here of course includes people with hearing impairments such as disability and so on.

Therefore, it is very important for you to add a caption to the video so that the information can be conveyed properly to everyone. The definition of caption itself is the text that appears on the screen that explains the content of the video and serves to replace the role of voice in conveying the message.

Captions are different from subtitles. Although both are text that appears on the video screen, their purpose and function are different. The function of subtitles is more as a translation of the language in the video into a language that is understood by the audience.

There are two kinds of captions in videos, namely Open Caption (OC) and Closed Caption (CC). Open Caption can not be turned on and off, because it is included in the video at the same time as the video was edited. While Closed Caption can be turned on and off according to the needs of the audience because it can be added after the video is finished processing and ready to be shown.

One of the social media platforms that can add Closed Captions to videos is YouTube, even now it can create closed captions automatically without the need for the video uploader to add it himself.

What about other platforms like Instagram and TikTok? Unfortunately, these two social media platforms don't have an automatic closed caption feature like YouTube, so you can only add text as an open caption while the video is being edited before uploading to Instagram or TikTok.

How to Auto Subtitle Videos on Android in CapCut

Good news for all of us as video creators that there are now many auto caption generator apps for Android that can automatically create subtitles to videos. This of course can shorten our time considering that the video editing process itself can take up to several hours.

One of the auto caption apps that you can use is CapCut. To use CapCut as auto-generated captions for Instagram and TikTok, your Android phone must be online or connected to the internet. Otherwise, CapCut auto captions not working with the warning message "CapCut couldn't create auto captions, try again later".

The tutorial on how to use auto captions in CapCut is also very easy. You only need to choose the language used in the video, then wait for the automatic caption creation process to take place which is according to the duration of your video. Here's the tutorial.

  1. ‌Create a new project on the homescreen of the CapCut application.

    create a new project

  2. ‌Add the video that you will auto caption into the editing project.

    add video to project

  3. ‌Open the Text menu at the bottom.

    open the text menu

  4. ‌Select and tap the Auto captions option.

    tap on auto captions menu

  5. ‌Tap the Add captions button to continue and confirm automatic caption generation.

    add captions to confirm

  6. ‌In the sound option, select Original sound because we added a video that has been edited with the narrator's voice in it.

    pick original sound option

  7. ‌Select the appropriate language used in the video. Currently CapCut can only add auto captions in four languages, namely English, Japanese, Korean, and Portuguese.

    select language

  8. ‌Tap the Continue button to start the auto caption creation process.

    continue to add auto captions

  9. ‌Wait for the auto captions creation process to take place, whether or not the length of time is determined by how long the duration of your video is.

    how to auto caption in capcut

  10. ‌How to create auto captions on CapCut has been completed.

    create auto captions on capcut completed

  11. You can edit the caption text if there is a wrong word or sentence through the Batch edit menu.

    edit auto captions text

  12. ‌You can change the font type and color and others through the Style menu.

    edit auto captions style

  13. ‌Finally, save the auto captioned video to your gallery so you can share it on TikTok or Instagram Reels. Read the tutorial: How to save video from CapCut

For a tutorial on how to make auto captions in CapCut that is more detailed and easy to understand, you can watch the YouTube video below until it's finished.

Well, that's a tutorial on how to auto caption videos on Android using the CapCut app to upload to YouTube, TikTok, or Instagram Reels. Very easy, right? I look forward to your feedback via the comment box below. That's all from me and thanks for visiting.

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