📹 How To Generate Amazing Captions For Your Posts Using The AI Caption Writer

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You can now harness the power of AI to write your social media posts for you!

If you want to expedite the caption creation process without sacrificing your brand's voice, then the SmarterQueue AI Caption Writer is the way to go!

It generates a bunch of social media captions for you, based on your preferences. Whether you're looking for an empathetic or humorous twist it will make your content more engaging than ever before! And you can generate up to 20 text variations to keep your recycled posts fresh for months; as well as "Rewrite" your existing prompts.

Give it a shot and watch your engagement skyrocket! 🚀


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Getting Started With The AI Caption Writer

The AI Caption Writer is a powerful tool that can help you create compelling social media captions with ease. With the AI Caption Writer, you have the option to either write your own prompt or choose from our list of pre-written prompts to guide the AI's writing.

Once you've entered your prompt, and set your preferences for tone of voice, emojis, hashtags, and number of variations, the AI will generate captions for you to review. You can then choose the one(s) you like the most and add them to your post.

1. To get started, navigate to "Create a Post" in the top menu of your SmarterQueue account to open the Post Editor, then select your Category and social profiles.



2. If you want to create a new caption from scratch, you'll be able to access the AI Caption Writer from the pane on the right-hand side.


Alternatively, you can edit an existing post (or write your first draft) and quickly select the AI wand icon ("Rewrite with AI Caption Writer") from the text box. This will pre-fill the prompt for you.


3. Next, you'll need to tell the AI Caption Writer what you need it to generate. You can enter your own prompt from scratch, or use one of the available options we've provided to help you generate new text or rewrite existing ones.



Tip: You can also generate multiple variations for your post at the same time. Simply select the "Number of Variations" from the dropdown before clicking on "Generate".


4. After a few seconds, the AI Caption Writer will return your resulting caption(s), ready for you to review. The AI Caption Writer automatically knows which profiles you've selected, so tries to ensure that the captions are appropriate for those platforms and within the platforms' character limit.

Note: Depending on ChatGPT's server load, it may occasionally take longer than a few seconds, and occasionally you may experience a timeout error after 30 seconds. If this happens, you can click the Generate button again.


5. All you need to do now is click on "Add 1 Selected Caption" to add the text to the post's text box.


6. Once your caption is ready to go, add your media and select your Post Timing and Evergreen Recycling options and Save it to the Queue đŸ’Ē


Tip: If you generated multiple variations you can toggle the checkboxes to select which ones you want to use, and then all selected captions will be added as text variations to your post. It will even turn on Evergreen Recycling for you.

Check out What Are Variations? How To Vary Images & Text For Evergreen Posts for more information on Variations.


Learn More

We've written lots more detailed articles to help you get the most out of the AI Caption Writer, covering the tone of voice, emojis, and hashtags settings, how to write great prompts, and how to review and tweak the results to get the perfect caption.


How Does It Work?

At the end of 2022, an amazing new AI tool called ChatGPT was launched by OpenAI. This uses a Large Language Model, trained on billions of articles, websites, and pieces of information, to generate any text that you ask for.

SmarterQueue's AI Caption Writer uses ChatGPT at its core, along with a blend of our own secret sauce, to help you generate great social media captions, without having to learn the intricacies of prompt engineering, or do lots of writing or copy/pasting.


How Is It Priced?

OpenAI has made ChatGPT available to select developers through a paid API. The initial training of their Large Language Model cost millions, and generating text requires powerful processors and servers, so there is a cost for each API request, based on the number of words in your prompt, as well as the resulting captions generated.

While the AI Caption Writer was in Beta, we carefully monitored usage, while taking customer feedback, and working out the pricing.

We decided that each SmarterQueue plan will include a number of AI text credits (number of words generated each month), on a sliding scale based on plan size.

You can see how many AI Caption Writer credits you have left for the month by clicking the cog ("⚙") icon in the top right of the SmarterQueue Dashboard and clicking "My Account".


The "AI Text (Words)" bar will show how many credits you've already used as well as your monthly limit.

The credit reset date can be found by hovering over the blue question mark ("?") icon.

We're also offering an option to purchase add-ons as part of your Custom Subscription, allowing you to increase the number of AI Text Credits you can use each month.


If you run out of credits, you can purchase an add-on to increase your credit limit on the Pricing Page.


Common Questions

Why are there hashtags in the results when I chose "no hashtags"?


While your results are generating, you may notice the AI Cation Writer adding hashtags at the very end of your captions, even though you selected "no hashtags".

This is part of the caption-generating process, and these hashtags will be removed before the AI Caption Writer is done generating text and displaying the final results.

No worries, these hashtags will not be counted toward your account's AI Text (Words) limit.

From time to time, you might also notice the AI Cation Writer adding a hashtag in the middle of the text, as part of the sentence structure. In this case, the hashtag will not be removed, since removing it will affect the meaning.

For example, for the following sentence, generated in a post about cats, we'll keep the hashtag in to retain the meaning:

"Who else likes spending #qualitytime with their furry friend?"