TikTok has made some changes to their text-to-speech feature, allowing users to choose from multiple different voices.
Text-to-speech is one of TikTok’s most popular features, and it’s changed a lot in the past year.
Initially, TikTok text-to-speech was a male voice. However, in May 2021, the app changed it to a female voice.
Now, they’ve changed the feature again, and this update is the best one yet.
TikTok changes text-to-speech feature
This week, many TikTok users began noticing that their text-to-speech feature had changed.
Rather than only having one default voice, it now has the option to choose between multiple different voices.
The voice options all have different names, and you can choose between Alex, Joey, Chris, Taylor and Eddie.
If you’re wondering how to change the voice, here’s what to do.
How to change text-to-speech voice on TikTok
To apply the text-to-speech feature on your app, you just have to follow the simple steps.
- Film your TikTok video.
- Select ‘Text’ at the bottom of the screen and type the text you want to turn into speech.
- Press and hold on to the text box and tap ‘Text-to-Speech’.
- Now you should be able to choose which voice you want.
TikTok users say it’s disappeared
Users first noticed the feature on Tuesday (August 10th), but they’re now claiming that it’s disppeared.
One person wrote: “You were able to change TikTok text to speech voice to a different one. Now I can’t anymore. Has anyone had this issue? #TikTok.”
“Now it’s taken away the option to change the text to speech voice? I literally had it yesterday! Why is TikTok giving me things then taking them away?!” said another.
A third person added: “@tiktok_us Why does the app keep taking away the text-to-speech options? I had 6 voices to choose from but I’m stuck with the valley girl again. Why did you give us options just to take them away?”
At the time of writing this, it’s unclear why the voices have disappeared.