While Discord is a great platform for voice communication, you may not be able to (or want to) speak in your own voice. To solve this problem, you can use Discord’s built-in text-to-speech (TTS) feature.
You can use text-to-speech on your own Discord server, or on another server with channels that support text-to-speech. These steps only work for Discord users on Windows or Mac, as Discord’s text-to-speech capability is not available for Android, iPhone, or iPad users.
Enable Text-to-Speech on Discord Server
If you want to use text-to-speech on Discord, it must first be enabled on a channel on your server. If you are a server owner or administrator, you can do this in your channel settings.
To change your channel settings, access your server on the Discord desktop app or on the Discord website. From the channel list, hover over the channel name and click the gear icon next to it.
In the “Settings” menu for your channel, select the “Permissions” tab on the left.
If you have a role for each user group, select the role from the “Roles / Members” list, otherwise select the “@everyone” option.
A list of available permissions will be displayed on the right. Make sure to enable the “Send TTS Message” option by clicking on the green check icon to the right of it.
At the bottom, select “Save Changes” to save the updated role settings.
Once activated, the user with that role (or any user, if you select the “@everyone” role) will be able to send text-to-speech messages on the channel you change.
You have to repeat these steps if you want to turn on text-to-speech on other channels.
Using Text-to-Speech On Discord
If you’re on the Discord channel with text-to-speech messages turned on, you can send a TTS message by typing / tts in the chat, followed by your message.
For example, typing / tts hello will activate your browser or device’s text-to-speech capability, repeating the word “hello” along with the nickname of the Discord user who sent the message.
The message is also repeated on the channel as a text message for all users to see.
Silences All Text-to-Speech Messages on Discord
If you are not a server owner or administrator, or you just want to disable all text-to-speech messages, you can do so from Discord’s user settings menu.
To access this, click the “Settings” gear icon next to your username in the lower left corner of the Discord app or website.
In the “User Settings” menu, select the “Text & Image” option on the left. Under the “Text-To-Speech” category on the right, click the slider to disable the “Allow playback and use of the / tts command” option.
Disabling this setting will disable text-to-speech for you on Discord, regardless of individual server or channel settings. You will be able to read the text elements of text-to-speech messages as usual on the channel, but you won’t be able to hear them over and over.
You will also be prohibited from using the / tts command yourself. You will have to repeat these steps and re-enable the options in your user settings if you want to use them yourself later.