222 TikTok Captions for When You Don’t Know What to Write

222 TikTok Captions for When You Don’t Know What to Write

Have no idea what to post with your TikTok video? If you have writer’s block, hate writing captions in general, or are just feeling uninspired, here’s a collection of caption ideas for different occasions to get you going. Thank me later!

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Why do I need a TikTok caption?

Yes, TikTok is mostly about video and what’s inside that. But your TikTok caption is like that cherry on top. You can use it to summarize your video, ask your audience a question, or add a nice/funny/sarcastic/[insert other quality] touch to it. 

Plus, what goes into your caption is important for TikTok SEO – a.k.a. who the TikTok algorithm will ultimately display your video to. The more related your caption is to the topic your video is about, the greater the chances for the right people to see it.

Your caption is also where your hashtags and mentions go.

So yes, captions have their part in your content getting on the FYPs of your audience and potentially making you TikTok famous.

So, don’t ignore it. And instead, use some of the ideas below to create TikTok captions that fit your video.

How do I write a TikTok caption?

Really, you can write it any way you want, but here are a few tips to create a great TikTok caption.

  1. If you want to keep it short, by all means, do. Especially if your caption is just there to add the final touch and doesn’t include any important information. Your TikTok caption limit is 4000 characters, which is actually quite a lot.
  2. If you have some information to share, the caption is a great place to do that. You can point it out to your audience in the video to make sure they read it.
  3. Don’t forget to account for the characters your hashtags will use – they’re a part of your caption character limit. The same goes for mentions, for example, when you stitch or duet a video, but also when you just want to tag someone in your description for reference.
  4. Include keywords related to the contents of the video to make it more likely for the right people to come across your content.

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You can also get inspired by the caption ideas below – or plain copy and paste them (or modify them using  the AI assistant in NapoleonCat.)

So, here we go. 

Short TikTok captions

TikTok captions can be really short. You can think of them as a headline for your TikTok video, or a word of very concise commentary that’s on point. Here are some examples of what that could look like.

  • Watch till the end!
  • This is not a drill
  • Life hack
  • Morning routine
  • Book talk, current favorite?
  • Travel hacks
  • SMH
  • Let me know
  • #IYKYK (if you know, you know)
  • Typical 🙄
  • Look what just dropped
  • I can’t even
  • This is your sign
  • Mind blown 🤯
  • I need recommendations
  • Epic
  • It’s a vibe?
  • It’s impossible 🤷
  • Much needed
  • Same

Question TikTok captions

TikTok captions are also a great way to elicit comments from your audience. Think of them as a question you actually want to ask your viewers – that’s related to the video and that they can ask in the comment section. That might actually boost the engagement on your TikTok videos.

  • Agree?
  • What do you think?
  • What’s your go-to dance move?
  • Ever tried it?
  • Why tho?
  • DIY hack you swear by?
  • Tell us your magic trick! 
  • Share your routine!
  • Which one would you choose?
  • One word to describe today?
  • What’s your secret?
  • Is it just me?
  • Which is it?
  • 1, 2, or 3?
  • Who else does this?
  • Any tips?
  • How do we feel about this?
  • This or that?
  • Ever heard of it?
  • Can u imagine???

Funny TikTok captions

Whether short or long, TikTok captions can definitely be funny – witty, sarcastic, humorous, etc. They can also serve as a funny introduction to your entire video and can boost viewership by making people curious about what’s really in there. 

  • Oops 😬
  • I was today years old when I learned this
  • Don’t try this at home
  • Thank you, Captain Obvious
  • My jaw just dropped
  • *laughs in corporate*
  • Happens to the best of us
  • What just happened?
  • Really exposed me there
  • Is it me? Am I the drama?
  • I’m doing great thanks for asking.
  • My Day: Wake up, TikTok, Sleep.
  • Wearing Nike, but I just can’t do it
  • The bags under my eyes are Gucci
  • Not a painter but you get the picture
  • I’m shooketh.

TikTok captions for girls

Not to get too stereotypical, but if you’re looking for “girl captions” (as in: girl boss, girl dinner, and all kinds of other girl things), here are some ideas you could try in your TikTok captions. They’ll also work for fashion/beauty/get-ready-with-me TikToks, and the like.

  • Girls just wanna have sun
  • Me and things lately
  • In my [insert] era
  • Life is short – eat the cake.
  • This is your sign.
  • Woke up like this
  • Choose your fighter.
  • I can buy myself flowers.
  • City girl vibes.

Birthday captions for TikTok

“Happy birthday” won’t cut it when you’re on TikTok. Whether it’s your birthday, or your wishing happy birthday to someone else, here are some more ideas to express the birthday sentiment with your TikTok videos.  

  • God is so creative, I mean look at me.
  • Happy birthday to me!
  • Accepting cash not birthday wishes😂
  • Level [age]
  • Cheers to [age]
  • On to the next chapter
  • Don’t ask what I wished for
  • A year wiser, a year bolder
  • Another trip around the sun completed
  • Age is just a number
  • Cheers to [age] years!
  • On cloud [age] today!
  • Born [age] years ago but feeling brand new!
  • Not aging, just upgrading
  • It’s not the years that counts; it’s the memories you make over the years.
  • Woke up a little older
  • Make a wish
  • I’m too young to be this old
  • Happy 365
  • Extra candle on the cake

Gym captions for TikTok

Working hard at the gym? Gym-related content is great for all kinds of motivational captions (though you might also use a little humor here and there if you feel like it.) Here are some gym-related captions taken straight from popular gym TikToks that you might try if you feel lost for words. 

  • Work hard; play harder.
  • Every minute counts.
  • Don’t think, just go!
  • You’ll thank yourself later
  • Sweat now, shine later
  • Rise and grind
  • Gym is my therapy
  • Progress, not perfection
  • Eat. Gym. Repeat.
  • Nothing but gains here
  • Weights before dates
  • Stronger every day. One rep at a time.
  • The only bad workout is one you didn’t do.
  • Can’t spend legendary without leg day
  • Slowly but surely
  • 21 pump street
  • Now that’s a flex

Food TikTok captions

Don’t you just love watching delicious food on TikTok? If you post food-related content but feel like everything’s already been said, here are some ideas. Maybe you’ll find something here that you haven’t tried yet?

  • Life’s too short to skip dessert
  • Food vibes only
  • Feasting mode: ON
  • Savor the flavor
  • Another pic to drool for
  • Perfect way to start the day
  • Donut kill my vibe
  • You had me at “pizza”
  • Favorite meal of the day
  • But first, food
  • In the mood for food
  • Good food, good mood
  • This was so satisfying
  • Everything I ate at [place/event]
  • You won’t believe how tasty it is
  • Only eating [x] for a full day
  • Soo fluffy
  • What should I make next?

Flex TikTok captions

Want to flex in your TikTok captions? There’s tons of ways you can do that – more or less straightforward, depending on the mood you’re in. Take a look at a handful of ideas below. 

  • Challenge accepted.
  • Making my way to the #foryou page.
  • I did the whole thing in one take.
  • I understood the assignment.
  • Watch me!
  • Flexin’ on my goals like 💪✨
  • It doesn’t get any better than this.
  • Flexin’ on haters with a smile! 

Aesthetic captions for TikTok

If you’re after the aesthetic kind of vibe for your TikTok caption, you should probably go for minimalistic, short captions that can fit it perfectly. Sometimes, it literally takes two or three words for the caption to capture the mood – and the aesthetic – perfectly. Here are some popular ways to do that. 

  • Manifesting this
  • Right on time
  • Less is more
  • Some days are better than others
  • It’s the little things
  • This time, this place
  • It’s a lifestyle tbh.
  • BRB
  • At peace
  • Over it
  • Welcome to my life
  • Simplicity is the key to brilliance
  • Soft melodies and vintage vibes.
  • Chasing sunsets and good vibes.
  • Right on time
  • This time, this place
  • I decide my vibe
  • Life happens, coffee helps
  • Real-life Pinterest
  • Dear Diary…

Travel TikTok captions

Apart from location-specific content that you can include in your captions (like travel tips, local information, etc.), you can simply go for more general, travel-related vibes in your captions. Take a look to see if any of them match the mood you’re after.

  • Where to next?
  • See you soon L.A.
  • My happy place
  • Days like these
  • Postcard from [location]
  • Good to be back
  • Could get used to this
  • Out of office 🌴
  • Be back never
  • In a relationship with: my passport
  • Ready for takeoff
  • Collecting moments, not things.
  • Getting lost
  • Adding to the bucket list
  • Do not disturb
  • Don’t worry, beach happy
  • Sunny side up
  • When in [location]

Cute TikTok captions

Cute can be many things to different people – so here’s just a bunch of different examples of what a cute TikTok caption could look like. Don’t be afraid to use emoji – “cute” on any social media platform is often all about cute emoji, which can help you capture the cuteness to a t.

  • City girl/boy.
  • Confidence level: No filter.
  • Feeling cute. Won’t delete later.
  • Another day, another chance to be a TikTok star.
  • Woke up like this
  • I’ll do me
  • Sweet like honey
  • Issa look
  • Cuteness level: off the charts! 
  • Messy hair don’t care
  • Cuteness overload
  • Love this era

TikTok captions for couples

Not sure what to write in your caption to capture the mood, but also not to come off a little cringe-y (as these things often can?) Try one of the inspirations below. Also, it’s always a good idea to go for a little humor to avoid the “cuteness overload” (unless you’re after it, then you do you, babe.)

  • Dream team
  • Cuddles, coffee, and you
  • Couple goals
  • Always on your team
  • Two peas in a pod. 🌱
  • Date night every night
  • In your arms, I’m home.
  • Other couples: Let’s do dinner and a movie. Us: Let’s do this TikTok challenge
  • Get you a bae who says, ‘Yes,” when you ask, ‘Wanna TikTok?’
  • Anywhere with you
  • You’re my favorite distraction
  • Together is my favorite place to be
  • My lifetime subscription
  • Love that for him/her

Wedding TikTok captions

In a similar category, wedding TikTok captions can often become unoriginal and a little bit stale, if you know what I mean. So if you want to stand out with something unique and fresh, take a look at the examples from other TikTok creators.

  • Love, laughter, happily ever after.
  • I’m not crying, you’re crying!
  • Moments like this
  • Not a dry eye in sight
  • Put a ring on it
  • That ✨ married ✨ life
  • We did a thing
  • I do
  • Don’t mind if I do
  • Allow me to re-introduce myself
  • Entering my wife/husband era
  • What we did last night
  • Till we’re old and grey
  • Just eloped, NBD.
  • Shoutout to my Pinterest board for making it happen
  • To doing life with you

Seasonal TikTok captions

That could be a whole other article – with all the seasons and seasonal occasions. But here are just some examples that could get you on the right track with your TikTok captions. Again, feel free to add the right emoji – there’s tons that will go great with different kinds of seasonal content. 🍂🍁⛄🎄🌱☀️

  • Pumpkin spice season
  • Sweater weather
  • Resting beach face
  • Let it snow
  • It’s gonna be May
  • Tis the season
  • Falling for fall
  • Falling for the fall aesthetic
  • On your wishlist
  • Sleighed this year
  • Happy fall y’all.
  • Free fall’ing
  • Fall is my favorite f-word
  • New year, same me.
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TikTok captions FAQs

How to turn on captions on TikTok

So, let’s clarify one thing first.

There’s TikTok captions – the kind this article talks about – which are the description of the TikTok video content you upload. 

And then there’s closed captions (CC) – the subtitles that go with your videos to let people read if they can’t/don’t want to listen to the audio.

With the first type of captions, they’re there by default, and you just have to fill in the caption with your text (you’ll find plenty of ideas in this article.) You can also leave it empty, and then your video will technically have no captions.

If you’re thinking about the second type of captions – the closed captions – you should see an option to turn the auto-generated captions in your post settings, where you can turn them on and off, and also edit them.

You can also turn your captions on and off in your Privacy settings.

How to turn off captions on TikTok

Same as above – if we’re talking about your automatically generated closed captions, a.k.a. your subtitles, you can turn them off in the setting for your individual video, or in your account’s general privacy settings. 

How to edit captions on TikTok

Depending on which captions you mean:

  • If you’re thinking about the description, you can edit it in the settings screen just before posting your video.
  • If you’re thinking about your auto-generated closed captions that TikTok creates based on your audio, you can edit after they’re generated. When the auto-captions display at the bottom, tap the pencil icon, select the line you want to edit, and make your changes.
  • You can also create your captions manually while you edit your video.

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