Since its release in late 2020, the text-to-speech function has become one of TikTok’s most popular features. It was originally intended to allow people to both hear and read what was being said on screen, but the voice tool has become a viral trend.
This post will cover whether or not you can still use the new voice feature as well as how you can use the “new Siri” computerized voice to replace your own on the platform.
How to Add the Siri Voice to TikTok Videos
Many content creators on TikTok have used Siri’s automated voice as part of their content. Whether they are trying to create humorous videos or use the voice to share information, some TikTok users preferred using the voice instead of (or in addition to) their normal voice.
While the voice can no longer be used on TikTok due to a lawsuit brought to the platform by the voice actor, the app has replaced it with another voice that is a little more upbeat. To use this voice, you can complete the following steps:
After launching the TikTok app, click the “plus sign” to create new content.
Either upload a video you have already created or film a new one. Tap the “Upload” button when you are finished.
Tap the checkmark and type up what you want the voice to say. Note that you can’t rush the voice and that the text-to-speech will only be as long as the video. If you type too much, the voice will be cut off.
After you have finished typing, tap on the text. At this point, an option will appear allowing you to choose “Text-to-Speech.”
At this point, the calming, Siri-like voice will read your text. If you are satisfied, add it as a caption to your video and upload the video to the platform’s feed.
After using this speech option for the first time, you are likely to find many other ways to use this automatic voice. Joining this popular trend could help you become more TikTok famous.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can You Still Use the Official Siri Voice on TikTok?
While there was a time when you could use the official Siri voice on TikTok, the company has discontinued the feature. This is due to a lawsuit brought to them by the voice actress who pointed out that the app hadn’t been given permission to use the voice.
Which Actress Voiced Siri?
Susan Bennett voiced Siri in July 2005 for the company ScanSoft. At that time, the company was looking for an actress to voice a database project for speech construction. Eventually, her recordings were concatenated into the words and phrases used by the Siri voice. She found out that she was the “voice of Siri” in October 2011.