How to caption TikTok videos

TikTok is one of the largest social networks today, with a focus on sharing short videos. It has millions of users worldwide, and is also a great way to market to your business.

We have already talked about some of the options for subtitling TikTok videos here, included in our article about the best video editors for TikTok. Editing tools are best for doing this, but you don't need them.

The platform itself is capable of doing this on its own and you will learn it in the next few paragraphs!

1. Using TikTok itself

You can subtitle TikTok videos through the platform itself using the video editing tools included with the app. In addition to adding text, you can also find filters, songs, cuts, and more, all to make your video better.

To do this, download the app to your smartphone, be it Android or iOS. Then, if you don't have a platform account, create one. Scroll to the "More" at the bottom of the screen to open the content creation window.

click in "Record" to make a new video or press the play button. "Upload" to upload videos already on your smartphone. Press on “Aa letter” to put subtitles on TikTok videos, so you can choose fonts, size, color and more.

Okay, now your video has subtitles. Remember that you can edit what is written later, if it was done by this method; to do that go to your "Profile" in the TikTok app. Then download the video in question, upload it again, and click “Aa letter”, where you can edit as you wish.


See also how to subtitle TikTok videos in the main editing applications available on the market.

2. Using BeeCut

BeeCut is a great video editing tool that has many great features and is available for both Windows and macOS computers. It also has versions for Android and iOS, which you can download through the official website.

This is one of the most complete options for those who want to do more than subtitle on TikTok videos. It has options such as adding filters, transitions and text, as well as cutting, rotating and more.

To add subtitles, you must first download from the link above.

If you are using a desktop, after installing open the tools and click the "Import" and in of “Import File”. Drag it to the timeline and click the "Text"where you can choose the desired source for your video. Type what you want and click "Export" to save to your computer.

If you are using a smartphone, click the "Scissors" or in the of "More", add the video you want to edit and select the format you want for it. The recommended format is 9:16. Then click on the option to "Text" and choose where you want to write. You can choose font, color, motions and more. View the video and “Export” to save in gallery.

BeeCut put subtitles on TikTok videos

3. Using InShot

Another great option for editing your content and subtitling on TikTok videos is InShot, which has many features, such as options to change playback speed, add songs and filters, rotate or crop whatever you are editing. You can also merge or split a video into parts, among other features.

InShot has a very simple and intuitive interface so that even the most layman can use it. It is ideal for anyone who wants to create the best videos to rock on social networks like Instagram and TikTok himself.

To subtitle TikTok videos using this tool, you must first download to your smartphone, be it Android or iOS. Remember that in the free version, the videos are watermarked.

Now that you have downloaded it, simply import the video into your device by selecting the appropriate aspect ratio. Remember that the recommended format is 9:16. Then simply add the desired text, and you can choose fonts, stickers and colors to make your videos even more beautiful.

When you're done, just click the "To save" to save to your gallery, you'll have a beautiful new video to share on social networks.

Inshot put subtitles on TikTok videos

4. FilmoraGo

The last of the options for subtitling on TikTok videos is FilmoraGo, which has several video editing tools. Cropping, length reduction, playback speed adjustments, clip rotation, and volume control are some examples of functions the app performs.

To add text, you must first download via links to the Play Store or App Store. Once you have downloaded it, just import the video you want to edit, click "To edit" is at “Subtitles”. There you can choose effects for the text as well as various fonts and colors.

The export quality is excellent and can easily send to platforms like Instagram to gain followers with the best videos.

FilmoraGO subtitles on TikTok videos

So what do you think about our tips on how to put subtitles on TikTok videos?

Leave your comments on the options we have included in our list, and also say if you prefer any other app to do this. Be sure to check out how to use TikTok on your computer.

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