How to Do Text-to-Speech on TikTok [2 Fast and Easy Methods]

On this page, you can learn from the illustrated guides on how to use TikTok’s text-to-speech feature to change the text and captions of your videos into voice. An alternative method is also provided.

Friday September 30, 2022 3:54 PM PDT by Karen Greene

The text-to-speech feature on TikTok comes in handy whenever you need to narrate your videos but don’t feel like saying something by yourself. It converts on-screen text in the video to an automatically generated AI voice, such as the commonly heard Siri voice.

The text-to-speech feature makes your video not so dull in background vocals and is extremely helpful to visually impaired TikTok users, allowing them to understand the point of the video in an easier approach.

On this page, you can learn from the illustrated guide on how to do the text-to-speech feature on TikTok. There are two fastest ways provided, one is using TikTok’s inbuilt option, and another is using the free video editing app CapCut.

How to Do Text to Speech on TikTok

The text-to-speech feature is already built in the latest versions of TikTok, so it won’t be necessary to go for any online video editors or video editor software.

This method works best with a video that is ready to be uploaded, all that’s left is adding text and doing text to speech.

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Step 1. Hit Plus in TikTok

To get started, open the TikTok app on your Android phone or iPhone. From TikTok’s UI, tap on the Plus button from the mid-lower side.

Hit Plus in TikTok App

Hit Plus in TikTok App

Step 2. Record or Upload Video

Now you’re on the video uploading screen where you’ll be asked to record a video or upload an existing video from your mobile phone’s gallery.

Record or Upload the Video to TikTok

Record or Upload the Video to TikTok

Step 3. Add Text to Video in TikTok

When your video has been uploaded to TikTok, hit the Text button from the lower options, and a keyboard will pop up for you to input the wanted texts.

Add Text to Video in TikTok

Add Text to Video in TikTok

Step 4. Do Text-to-speech in TikTok

By hitting the text-to-speech icon (the man-speaking icon), you’ll enter the text-to-speech screen where various male & female voices are provided: Joey, Eddie, Chris, Jessie, etc. You can download and have a try on your own to pick a favored one.

Do Text-to-Speech in TikTok

Do Text-to-Speech in TikTok

Step 5. Edit the Text-to-speech

If needed, when a text-to-speech is added, you can further customize it. Hit the text that has been applied with text-to-speech effect from the video preview window, and you can freely Change Voice, Set duration, and Edit once more.

When everything is satisfactory, hit the lower-right Next button to move on to the final video posting process.

Edit the Added Speech Text

Edit the Added Speech Text

How to Do Text to Speech for TikTok Videos Before Posting

In some cases, if your video isn’t quite ready to be uploaded to TikTok and there are some video editings needed to be done, then the CapCut app is a better option.

You may need to cover everything necessary including adding text to the video which serves as captions, changing the captions to voices, and maybe trying some new filters or transitions to make the video look even better.

The video editing app CapCut is the default video editor application for TikTok, it is powerful in editing your videos, and you can directly share your videos from CapCut to TikTok.

Type in Speech Text in CapCut

Type in Speech Text in CapCut

Step 1. To get started, search for, download, and install the CapCut app from Apple Store or Google Play (yet I believe that many TikTok users have already installed CapCut on their devices).

Step 2. Create a new CapCut project and import your video.

Step 3. Hit the Text button from the lower panel, and tap on Add text.

Step 4. Type in the desired text and hit the checkmark to the right to add it to the video.

Step 5. Select the added text clip in the timeline, and hit the Text to speech feature below. It works like that of TikTok, you’ll then need to select the speech voice and language.

Do Text-to-speech in CapCut

Do Text-to-speech in CapCut

How to Do Text-to-Speech on TikTok: FAQs

How to do TikTok text-to-speech on a PC?

To do TikTok text to speech on PC, without the TikTok app, one easier method is using the free online TikTok voice generator tool called TikTok TTS, which generates the funny TikTok lady voice (and more) in a web browser on your personal computer.

Is there any free TikTok voice generator?

Yes, there’re a variety of applications and websites that helps generate male or female TikTok voice on PC and mobile, and one of them is an online tool called TikTok TTS.

Why I don’t have text-to-speech on TikTok?

Update your TikTok app to the latest version from Google Play or Apple Store, and then go to TikTok Settings > Find Accessibility > Tap Spoken Content > and Turn on the Speak Selection if it has not yet. Now check if your TikTok text-to-speech is shown.

How to do multiple text-to-speech on TikTok?

The TikTok app only supports one track of text-to-speech by default, to do multiple text-to-speech on TikTok, you should download or record a text-to-speech video, re-upload it to TikTok from your mobile phone gallery, and do text-to-speech once more.

The Bottom Line

As you can see from the tutorials above, it’s not that hard, to do text-to-speech effects for some of your TikTok videos, video editing apps have made it much simpler than things used to be, but please bear in mind that overuse is never good.

In conclusion, there are two fast and easy ways for you to do text-to-speech for your TikTok videos, one is using the TikTok inbuilt option, and another is using the video editing app CapCut. I hope you like this post and think it’s beneficial, please share it if so!


Karen is a professional writer with a background in column writing who enjoys resolving complex topics and explaining them in interesting ways.

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