TikTok has seen a pretty crazy surge in popularity over the past two years. What started as an app for short dance videos with backing tracks quickly grew into a global phenomenon and has now grown into a platform serving a variety of different content. Part of the reason the app has been in the spotlight for so long and hasn’t faded into obscurity after the pandemic is due to its comprehensive and regularly updated editing features. One of them is text-to-speech, the star of this article.
This feature allows users to have text read aloud with multiple automatic speech options instead of just overlaying the text over the video.
TikTok’s editing features, such as B. text-to-speech, but can be difficult to use, especially for beginners. Read on to find out how to use this feature on your device to get your videos looking exactly how you want them to.
How to use text-to-speech on TikTok on an Android device
The features of TikTok are the same whether you use Android or iPhone. However, the sounds, filters, and even editing features may vary depending on the region of the world you live in. Typically, new features are only available in the US. But as of May 2021, TikTok has integrated a text-to-speech feature with different voices available to users around the world.
To use this feature, record a video as usual and follow these steps to add text-to-speech:
Click the red checkmark at the bottom right to edit the video. To add the text, click Text at the bottom of the screen. Write the text you want. Tap and hold the text. A pop-up menu will appear where you can choose to add text to the speech or customize how long the text stays on screen. You can even switch between the four different voices offered by the platform as well as change the volume of the voices. You can also use these settings to achieve the desired volume for background music and speech synthesis.
Choose text-to-speech, save the video and you’re good to go.
Remember that you can also change the voice using the text-to-speech feature in the app, so play with that before you post your video.
How to Use Text to Speech on TikTok on iPhone
As mentioned at the beginning of the article, there are no major differences between using TikTok on an iPhone or an Android phone. So the steps to add the text-to-speech feature are basically the same. Record a video on the platform as usual, then follow the steps below to add the feature:
Touch and hold the text on the screen. A pop-up menu will appear with three options: Text to Speech, Set Duration, and Edit. Choose Text to Speech. Finish editing the video and select “Save”.
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However, iPhone users have another option when it comes to this feature: there is a way to add a Siri voice to read your text.
To do this, follow these steps:
Open Settings. Go to “Accessibility”. Select Spoken Content and enable Speak Choice. After that, open the Notes app and type the text you want to use in your TikTok video.
Go to Notes again and select the text you commented on. Click the Speak feature and have Siri read the text out loud and stop recording when you’re done. After that, all you have to do is visit TikTok and upload your video as usual.