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 Siri voice on TikTok, 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 checkmark when you are finished.
At the bottom of the next screen, tap the text icon (which says text) underneath it. This will allow you to access different text options to add to your TikTok video.
On the next page, type out whatever you will want the Siri voice on TikTok to read out during your video.
Tap the text to speech feature (the icon of a man) to choose the automated voice you wish to readout. While Siri’s voice is not available, you can choose the “Jessie” voice, the closest text to speech effect. Alternatively, you can look at the other text-to-speech options and choose a different voice (such as C3PO).
At this point, the calming, Siri-like voice will read your text. If you are satisfied, click the done button to 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.
Other Available Text to Speech Options on TikTok
While you can’t use the official Siri voice on TikTok, you can choose other automated voice options. These are available for both iPhone and Android users. Here are a few of the additional voices available in the platform’s text to speech feature that you can use on your next TikTok video:
If you only want other Wookies (or Han) to understand what you are trying to say, use the Chewbacca feature to garble up the text you typed out. Alternatively, you could have written gibberish in the first place?
The droid will clearly enunciate each word so that your viewers will be able to both understand your message and see what a huge Star Wars fan you are.
Star Wars not your thing, but you still have an affinity for aliens? Try out Stitch’s voice.
A male voice who clearly reads what you want to be showcased on your TikTok video.
The closest text to speech option to an actual Siri voice on TikTok.
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.
What is the Difference Between the Text to Speech Feature and Voiceover on a TikTok Video?
The text to speech feature on TikTok allows you to choose a text to speech voice that will read text that you have typed over your recorded video. The voiceover effect on TikTok allows you to record your actual voice-over to the video so that you can add commentary to your content. As a bonus, you can actually add both features to a single video if you choose.
Why Won’t Siri on TikTok Read My Entire Text?
If the text-to-speech voice doesn’t read what you wrote in the text box, it is because your video wasn’t long enough and it ran out of time. Most users choose to change text in these instances to shorten the message and can be read through.