Tiktok is a platform that supports videos that only last a few seconds. Hence, both the video and the audio need to be very catchy and interesting. While most Tiktok videos feature background music, users can also use text-to-speech features to make things interesting. The text to speech feature was not an inbuilt feature. However, the heavy use of text to speech led to its addition to the app. Now, users can easily type and use text to speech from within Tiktok.
Text to speech basically reads out what you type or what the text says. Since everyone is not a vlogger, narrating and recording something at the same time can be difficult. At such times, the text-to-speech feature can help a lot. Many Tiktok users love banking on the text to speech feature, even if they can create the speech themselves. The text-to-speech voice isn’t exactly pleasant (sounds like a robot), but it’s apt for making funny videos.
How to add text to speech:
Adding text to speech to your Tiktok is easy! Select your video and type anything you want in the text box. When you tap on it, you will find an option for text to speech. That will turn everything you have typed into speech. Using it is easy when the option is right in front of you. But looking at some user reports, there seems to be a problem with activating text to speech. If you too can not use the text to speech option on Tiktok, try restarting your device. If the problem persists, keep reading the article. You can try the troubleshooting methods given below to solve the problem easily.
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Fixes for Tiktok text to speech not working:
1) Update the app:
Open the app store (PlayStore for Android users, App Store for iOS users) on your device. Search for the Tiktok app in the search bar. Open the app and see if there is an Update button highlighted under the app description. Most devices when connected to a Wi-Fi network, update the apps on their system. But on the off chance that it doesn’t happen, this is how you can check for an update manually. Update Tiktok from the store and launch the app again. Check if you can use the text to speech feature in your Tiktoks now.
2) Change the language settings:
Go to your device settings and search for ‘Language’ in the search bar at the top of the screen. Open the language settings on your device and set the language to English (US). If you have other language packs, remove them. Now, open the Tiktok app and do the same. Set the language to English (US). Keep in mind that this fix is applicable for users who have set their language to something other than English. Doing this will fix the text to speech problem on the Tiktok app.
Report the problem
If the above methods don’t work, reporting the problem to Tiktok support is the best option as it is probably a bug. Tap on your account icon on the Tiktok app. Scroll down until you see the option ‘Report a problem’. Continue to Video and sound > Other > Other. State the problem that you are facing with the text to speech feature on Tiktok. And ask for it to be repaired as soon as possible. You will hear from the team and soon enough the problem will be solved.