Almost all TikTok videos use sound. But including captions allows the video to be more accessible to all who view it and ultimately, can help you land on more “For You” pages! Creating a TikTok with captions is quick and easy! Just follow these 3 steps:
- Upload the video clips to the Kapwing Studio
- Add and customize the captions in the Kapwing Studio
- Publish, download and share the video to TikTok
1. Upload the video clips to the Kapwing Studio
Begin by heading to Kapwing.com and click "Start Editing" to enter the Kapwing Studio. Here, you can upload the entire video or multiple mini clips. In the studio you’ll be able to combine or trim the clips, position them in the desired order and even change up the speed.
2. In the Kapwing Studio, click the subtitles button to add captions
In the Kapwing Studio, click the subtitles button on the top menu. From there, type in the spoken content and use the time bar to time exactly when in the TikTok you want the subtitles to appear.
You can also be creative with your captions! The best TikToks use fun and colorful captions to stand out and grab viewers’ attention. Using the menu on the left, you can change the text color, size, or font and position the subtitles.
Another cool thing about the Kapwing Subtitles Editor is that it has an AI-powered auto-generated feature. Kapwing can automatically create subtitles that perfectly match your audio in a matter of minutes! Just click the Auto-Generate button, underneath "add subtitle" to try it out!
3. Download the video and share it to TikTok
When your video is finished, make sure the output size is 9:16 (the perfect size for the Tik Tok app!) and click publish in the upper righthand corner. Download the video and then it's ready to be posted directly onto TikTok!
You could also add captions directly on the TikTok app by opening the app, pressing the “+” icon at the bottom of the screen and using the text button at the bottom of the screen. The TikTok app has 5 different font styles, but if you’re looking for more creative captions, use the Kapwing Studio!