Pick a style from the dropdown list, describe your post, and let AI write your caption for you.
Social media marketers wear all the hats and do all the jobs. Arguably the most time-consuming of them all is copywriting. When you’re tasked with tossing on this cap a dozen times or more per week, things can get a little overwhelming.
That’s why we built this easy-to-use caption creator designed for social media power users and beginners alike. It writes compelling, on-brand Instagram captions in a matter of seconds. Use it for business or for pleasure (because it’s actually really fun). Thanks, robots! ♥️
This AI caption writer is completely free and easy to use. It will craft captions and suggest hashtags for Instagram posts with one click. (Sometimes, it will even include an emoji.) No need to download any special apps or create an account.
Here’s how to use it to simplify your workflow and grow your brand on social media at the same time.
Step 1: Select a style or tone that suits your brand
Start by choosing your preferred tone or style from the dropdown list.
This social media caption generator features over 60 unique tone and style options, so it’s ideal for many different types of businesses.
If your brand messaging needs to be serious and to the point, choose “dry” or “direct.” If your messaging skews more upbeat, go for “friendly” or “playful.”
We’ve also programmed our Instagram captions generator to deliver captions from many different perspectives. Pirate, stern teacher, thought leader, makeup influencer, real housewife—and more.
If there are any styles not on the list that you’d like to see included, leave a comment to let us know.
Step 2: Briefly describe your image or video
Next up: describe the content you plan to add to your post.
Since the generator can’t see your photo or video, it’s best to make your description detailed. Add adjectives and visual descriptors to help it capture the aesthetic of your post.
For example, instead of simply saying “a video of my dog,” say “a video of my white-faced Golden Retriever basking in the sun on a mountaintop.”
Of course, the goal of our free Instagram caption generator is to take work off your plate, so don’t overthink it. No need to get hung up on punctuation or sentence structure. A stream-of-consciousness description is A-OK.
Step 3: Click Generate Caption
Once you’ve added your style and description, it’s time to put the tool to work. Click the generate caption button and give it a moment to work its magic. After a few seconds, it will deliver a brilliant work of caption-writing mastery (OK, maybe we’re overpromising a bit) that you can use as you please.
Copy and paste the caption into your Instagram post or, if you use Hootsuite, the Composer window. You can also add captions to a word processor or spreadsheet to keep a backlog for future use. Finally, upload your image or video as usual and schedule or post at your convenience.
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Hootsuite’s Instagram caption generator is powered by artificial intelligence (AI). Specifically, it uses the AI chatbot ChatGPT to deliver human-like responses to questions and prompts.
The technology, developed by the research lab OpenAI, learned how to do this from reading millions of texts on the internet. (Plus a little help from some really smart humans, of course.)
OpenAI says that ChatGPT is different from other chatbots because it has the ability to answer based on feelings and is responsive to the specific information a user inputs. It also really sounds like a real-life human.
That’s what makes it so great for things like generating social media captions or coming up with content ideas. You can use ChatGPT for everything from writing cover letters to planning a dinner party menu. Instagram captions are really just the tip of the proverbial AI iceberg.
A caption generator is an online tool that writes text for social media posts. It takes user-provided information and delivers captions for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. Caption generators can be used to write captions from scratch or to give you ideas you can use as a jumping-off point.
The best tool for writing Instagram captions is one that uses the ChatGPT integration, such as Hootsuite’s. As of today, there is simply no chatbot that’s as intelligent and conversational as ChatGPT. It’s especially useful because it can provide captions — plus essays, emails, text messages, and whatever else you want — in the style you request. It can even just give you a list of ideas for Instagram posts.
Side note: Major bonus points for free use AI writing tools (like ours).
According to our research, the ideal length for Instagram captions is somewhere between 138 and 150 characters, but you have room to add more. Instagram caps posts at 2,200 characters in length and lets you add up to 30 hashtags.
The Instagram algorithm pays attention to how long users engage with content, but you don’t want to overwhelm your followers or risk your message getting cut off. Because of this, it’s best to keep your captions to a max of 150 characters.
Don’t worry. Our caption generator for Instagram has already taken all of this into account. No more counting characters! It shouldn’t give you a result that’s longer than the recommended best practice for Instagram captions.
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