How to change the text-to-speech voice on TikTok

12 August 2021, 13:07

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Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

TikTok has introduced new text-to-speech voices. Here's how to change it.

It's safe to say, text-to-speech is probably one of TikTok’s most-used features. The function allows users to put text over their videos and have a robotic voice read it out. Sometimes the voice gets things wrong, though, and the results are often hilarious.

In May, TikTok actually changed the text-to-speech voice in North America after professional voice actor Beverly Standing sued ByteDance, TikTok's parent company, for using her voice for their text-to-speech feature without her permission.

Well, now TikTok has introduced a number of voices for its users instead of having one default voice option. Each voice also has its own name: Alex, Joey, Taylor, Eddie and Chris. Here's exactly how you can change the text-to-speech voice on TikTok.

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How to change the text-to-speech voice on TikTok

How to change the text-to-speech voice on TikTok
How to change the text-to-speech voice on TikTok. Picture: Alamy, @C1everGirl via Twitter

1) Open TikTok and make sure you're using the latest version of the app.

2) Record your TikTok video.

3) Select "Text" at the bottom of the screen and type the text you would like to turn into speech.

4) Press and hold on to the text box until you see "Text-to-Speech" pop up.

5) Now you can choose which voice you would like. Select it and it should apply.

The feature should be available to most TikTok account holders now. However, some have complained that the voice changing function had disappeared.

TikTok are yet to comment on why the feature was introduced and then taken away. We will update you once there is an official statement.