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How to hide captions on TikTok

Captions are statements that usually label an image or a video to tell viewers what it’s all about. For example, a picture of great Niagara Falls can be accompanied by this kind of caption, ‘Life, going down in breath-taking gushes’. These labels (or cut lines, formally) help to give a video or image the punch it needs to be felt by those who are going to see it. This article is going to guide you on how to hide captions on TikTok.

See also: How to add text on TikTok

Wait, TikTok?

TikTok is the sensational video-sharing app that has been making the world go bananas with its challenges, duets, lip-syncs, and others. The app allows users to share funny or challenging content, and it is one of the most downloaded apps of the current times. By the end of April 2020,  it had hit over 2 billion downloads.

During these troubled times, TikTok gives you the comfort you need. Building your followers’ base can even make you money.

Now, to hiding caption

TikTok users have complained that some videos have captions that are too long that they end up hiding most of the screen. When this is the case, a video is not enjoyed as much as it can.

Unfortunately, TikTok does not have a setting that hides the captions of a video. Your intention could be to hide captions of the videos you watched or are watching or of those that you have uploaded (your videos).

These Android and iOS guidelines will follow this educated assumption (apologies for sounding philosophical) – you want to enjoy videos without having to see captions on them. You can do this in two ways:

  1. If you feel like a video you’re watching has a long caption that blocks proper viewing, save it.
  2. If you uploaded a video with a rather long caption, save it and re-upload it.

Hiding the caption of someone else’s video

  1. Tap on your TikTok app and log in to your account using your credentials.
  2. Assuming that you watched and liked the video, tap on the ‘Me’ button to display your profile’s page screen.
  3. Tap on the ‘Liked Videos’ tab. It has a heart-like icon.
  4. Got to your video and tap on it. The video will be zoomed in and will start to play immediately.
  5. Tap on the ‘Share’ button. A split-screen of options will be displayed.
  6. Tap on the ‘Save Video’ icon next to the ‘Report’ one. The download will start immediately by showing a growing percentage. When it finishes, a ‘Video saved’ label will appear briefly.
  7. Now, get off the app and go to your ‘gallery’ app so that you see the downloaded video. If you’re using Google Photos, tap on the app and the downloaded video will show there.

This might not be what you expected but it serves the same purpose. You get to watch your video, although offline, without captions blocking your view.

Hiding the caption of your video 

In a nutshell, this is what you should do:

  1. Open the app and get to your video.
  2. Save it and then re-uploaded it.
  3. Do not type anything on the captions’ box.

Your video will be uploaded and although the captions will not be hidden, they will be absent. Remember our educated assumption – enjoying a video without a caption that blocks viewing.

Bringing down the curtains

TikTok should make it able for users to tap away rather long captions.

Also, if you’re uploading videos for people to watch, don’t make them struggle too much.

Keep your caption short. That way, your viewers can enjoy videos to the fullest. Or, isn’t that the point on TikTok? To enjoy videos and not text? Think about it.

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