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How to use text to speech on TikTok

Have your favorite character or AI speech bot narrate your videos.

Published onJanuary 24, 2024

If you’ve been watching enough TikToks, you’ve undoubtedly seen videos where a cheerful AI voice reads its text to you. It’s a actually helpful accessibility feature for people with visual impairments, meant to let them watch TikToks without struggling with reading. Here’s how to use text-to-speech on TikTok and choose which speech bot you want to narrate your videos.


To use text-to-speech on TikTok, tap on Text while editing your video and type your caption, and then tap the Text-to-speech icon. For more voices option on CapCut, select Create, tap on Text, tap on Add text, select Text to speech, tap on English, and export the video.


How to do text-to-speech

To implement text-to-speech on your next TikTok, record or upload a video as usual until you arrive at the editing stage.

    • Select the “Aa” icon to add text to your video.
    • Type in the message you want the AI to read aloud, tap on the text, and then select Text-to-speech option.
    • Tap on a checkmark to post on TikTok.

Currently, only a female voice is available for text-to-speech on TikTok, but no worries. Here is how you can add more text-to-speech  voices to your video by using CapCut.

How to use CapCut for more text-to-speech voices

There are planty of free text-to-speech voices available on Capcut. Before adding more voices, ensure that you have the app on your phone or visit to download and sign in to the app.

  • On Capcut, tap on Create and choose the video that you want.
  • Select Text with the T icon.
  • Tap on Add text with A+ icon and type your text.
  • Select Text to speech option.
  • In Select Voice, tap on English feature and choose the voice that you like.
  • Tap on the export icon on the top right of your screen and select Share to TikTok.


Since TikTok and CapCut are owned by ByteDance, users are encoraged to use CapCut for more editing features. According to a report from Time Magazine, ByteDance has promoted CapCut on TikTok with the statement, “Everyone can be a creator by using CapCut. Start creating your cool video today.”

There is only a female voice available on TikTok but you can use Capcut to add more voices for free

In May 2021, TikTok changed the default voice in North America. The original voice actor, Beverly Standing, sued ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company, for using her voice without permission.

Ensure that you have the latest version of the TikTok app installed. Older versions don’t have all the text-to-speech features.

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