Has the new TikTok text-to-speech change-up got you down? Don't sweat it, we have a fix.
First, some background: In North America, TikTok's text-to-speech feature is a computer-automated female voice that speaks subtitles into words, and in the UK, it's a computer-automated male voice (with a rockin' accent). But due to a lawsuit, TikTok has recently changed its female automated voice to a much different, more upbeat "valley girl" version — which some users are not fans of. This new voice has prompted TikTokers to outsource text-to-speech through other sources, like Uberduck.ai, using characters and real-life stars like Nicki Minaj and SpongeBob Squarepants to dub their videos *cue the bahaha SpongeBob laugh*. If you want to change your text-to-speech so that the voice is something different, here's how:
uhhhhhh nicki??????? #superbass♬ original sound - mommy
How to Change the Text-to-Speech Feature on TikTok
- Head to the website Uberduck.ai.
- Type the text you want to use into the "speech to synthesize" box.
- Select a voice.
- Download it as an MP3 file.
- Upload the MP3 file to any video editing app you have and align it with the video.
- Save it, and upload the video to TikTok.
Keep in mind that there are other text-to-speech websites, like voicegenerator.io and tts.mp3.com, that you can use that will essentially do the same thing (they just have different voices) — so don't be afraid to play around!