Don't Like the New Text-to-Speech Voice on TikTok? Here's How to Change It

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 β€” which some users are not fans of. This new voice has prompted TikTokers to outsource text-to-speech through other sources, like, 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:

How to Change the Text-to-Speech Feature on TikTok

  1. Head to the website
  2. Type the text you want to use into the "speech to synthesize" box.
  3. Select a voice.
  4. Download it as an MP3 file.
  5. Upload the MP3 file to any video editing app you have and align it with the video.
  6. Save it, and upload the video to TikTok.

Keep in mind that there are other text-to-speech websites, like and, that you can use that will essentially do the same thing (they just have different voices) β€” so don't be afraid to play around!