Watching interesting videos on TikTok is quite common. However, sometimes the language barrier can limit the amount of content that we can enjoy from the platform. But this problem has come to an end. The social network announced multiple accessibility tools that are already available. These include support for real-time translation of content on TikTok to various languages.
TikTok is aware of the growth of its platform. On this occasion, they want people to can access more content. There is no doubt that the best way to do this is by breaking the language barrier. After all, this way they would not need to generate a larger number of videos, but rather ensure that everyone can access a larger catalog.
As the company has commented, the first batch of languages compatible with the new functions will be the English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and German. But everything does not end here, and it is that you will also be able to see content in Turkish, Mandarin, Korean and Indonesian.
This is how TikTok subtitles work
Auto-generated subtitles come to TikTok. With the touch of a button, you can have on your screen a translation of whatever the creator is saying in his video. A) Yes, you will be able to enjoy videos in your native languageno matter what other they were recorded on.
TikTok has also activated the translation of texts on the screen, as well as in the descriptions of your videos. Thus, the new feature would not be limited to just what the creators are saying out loud, but everything else. This seemingly basic feature will allow many users to expand their experience within the platform.
At the beginning of 2021, TikTok announced the launch of automatic subtitles on its platform. However, on that occasion they were texts generated in the same language as the audio. This allowed people with hearing disabilities to also enjoy the videos on its platform. On this occasion, however, they will also offer support for other languages.
These simple translation solutions help bridge language barriers and bring people together through shared entertainment. Thanks to these efforts, global content will be more accessible, regardless of the language(s) you speak and where you are in the world.
When will this new feature be available?
TikTok has confirmed that this feature is in its early stages.. In other words, not all users will be able to enjoy it, nor will it be available for all videos. Although we do not have an official rollout date at this time, it is expected that over the weeks more and more creators will be added to the list.
Considering the importance that TikTok has gained in the modern world, it is a very wise decision. Overcoming the language barrier on such a diverse platform is something that has merit in itself. Now, To this we can also add the importance of accessibility. Thus, we can all enjoy the platform, regardless of our language or situation.