How to Do Text-to-Speech on TikTok in 2021

In this article, I will show you how to use the new text to speech voices on TikTok in 4 easy steps!

How to Do Text-to-Speech on TikTok in 2021

On August 10th, 2021, TikTok added new voices for creators to use as voiceovers for their TikTok videos. With more voice options ranging in tone, users have more creative possibilities to explore for content.

In this article, I will show you how to use the new text to speech voices on TikTok in 4 four easy steps.

  1. Record/upload your TikTok
  2. Add text to your video
  3. Add text-to-speech to your video
  4. Share your video

Step One: Record/Upload Your TikTok

First, open up TikTok on your mobile device and tap the "+" sign at the bottom of the screen. Once you arrive to the recording screen, simply record or upload a TikTok video by tapping the Upload button in the bottom right corner. You can record TikTok videos up to three minutes long.

A screenshot showing a cat video in the editing section of TikTok

Step Two: Add Text to Your Video

Once you've recorded or uploaded your video, tap Text at the bottom of the screen and type in the words that you want to be turned into speech. You can change the font, color, and position to ensure your text is visible against the video. There are sixteen available colors and you can add an outline and background color to your text.

A screenshot showing added text in TikTok

Step Three: Add Text-to-Speech to Your Video

From there, tap the Text-to-Speech icon next to the text alignment icon indicated by the image of a person speaking as outlined in red below.

A screenshot indicating the Text-to-Speech icon in TikTok

Once selected, you should now be able to hear a voice speaking the words you typed in, and see a check mark next to the Text-to-Speech icon to indicate the feature is on.

A screenshot showing the confirmed Text-to-Speech icon in TikTok

To access TikTok’s new Text-to-Speech voices, tap the Text-to-Speech icon again. You will then be presented with six different voices to try, ranging from feminine to scary to suit your preferences. Tap the voice you would like to use, then return to your TikTok video.

A screenshot showing the different Text-to-Speech options in TikTok as of 10/27/2021

If you want to try a different Text-to-Speech voice, tap on the text and select Change Voice. You can also tap Edit if you want to add or remove text from the video and set the duration if you want the text sticker to appear and disappear at a specific time.

A screenshot showing how to change the Text-to-Speech voice in TikTok

Step Four: Share Your Video!

Once you’re happy with the Text-to-Speech voice you’ve chosen, edit the rest of your video as needed. You can add filters, stickers, audio, and effects to make your video compelling. When you've finalized the video, Tap Next to publish the  TikTok.

A screenshot showing a completed Text-to-Speech video in TikTok

If you want to, you can download the audio by extracting the MP3 from video. After you publish the TikTok, click "Share" and copy the link. Then, paste the link into Kapwing and click the arrow next to the Export button to "Export Audio." This will process the MP3 file, which you can download, save, and share the Siri voice.

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