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How to Do a Voiceover on TikTok in 2024

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Voiceovers are the secret ingredient to crafting engaging and captivating videos that stand out in the crowd. Whether you're sharing a story, offering tips, or simply adding personality to your content, mastering the art of voiceovers opens up a world of possibilities on TikTok. In this guide, we'll show you everything you need to know to create compelling voiceovers on TikTok that grab attention, spark imagination, and keep your audience coming back for more.

Let's dive in and discover how you can unleash your creativity through the power of voiceovers on TikTok.

What is a TikTok voiceover?

But let's define it first. A TikTok voiceover is the audio recording or narration that accompanies a TikTok video. You can record your own voice or use pre-recorded audio clips to overlay onto your videos.

How are voiceovers used? Storytelling, commentary, humour, or enhancing the overall message of the video are just a few cases to name. They're also often used in conjunction with visual content to create engaging and entertaining short-form videos.

How to do a voiceover on TikTok videos

Adding voiceovers to TikTok videos is relatively easy—here's an overview of how you can do it:

  1. Start by recording the video content you want to post on TikTok using the app's built-in camera feature.
  2. After recording your video, you can access the voiceover feature. To do this, tap on the tick sign (🔽), which will show you the further editing features on the screen.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. At the bottom of the screen, find Sound and click on it.
  5. Select Voiceover.

6. Tap on the record button and press Done once you finish recording your voiceover. If you want to add another voiceover, press on the Voiceover icon again.

7. Save the video.

8. Press on the checkmark icon to publish it or edit it further.

How to do a voice-to-text voiceover (Siri voice) on TikTok

Voice-to-text voiceovers, often referred to as the 'Siri' voice, lend a formal, slightly robotic tone to your TikTok videos. They're commonly used in DIY tutorials, cooking demonstrations, workout routines, makeup tips, and more. While they can serve as a humorous contrast to wild content, they can also be a genuinely practical tool when used seriously. Let's explore how you can seamlessly integrate voice-over-text into your TikTok videos.

  1. Begin by adding captions to your TikTok video. For that, you can use captioning software like or Descript or do it natively on TikTok.
  2. Once your captions are in place, tap on them to reveal the Text-to-speech option. Click on this option.

3. Preview the voice-to-text voiceover in the preview window. Repeat these steps to add additional voice-to-text voiceovers as needed. Ensure smooth transitions by adjusting the duration using the 'Set duration' option, especially when aligning multiple voiceovers to prevent them from overlapping.

How to edit a voiceover on TikTok

To edit a voiceover on TikTok, follow these steps:

  1. After recording or selecting your voiceover, proceed to the editing screen.
  2. Look for the voiceover clip in your timeline. You can identify it by the mic icon or by tapping on the clip to select it.
  3. Once selected, you'll see editing options appear.

4. Preview your edited voiceover to ensure it aligns well with your video content. Make further adjustments as needed until you're satisfied with the result.

5. Once you're happy with your edited voiceover, save your changes and proceed to post your TikTok video.

How to add a pre-recorded voiceover on TikTok

In 2024, there's isn't a native way to add a pre-recorded sound or audio, including voiceover, on TikTok after you record a video. However, you can do that with video editing software like EaseUS Video Editor, InShot, or Kapwing. There used to be an option to add your own sound in earlier versions of the TikTok app; however, in 2024, we couldn't find any native way to add our own TikTok audio.

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Frequently asked questions on TikTok voiceovers

Why can't I do a voiceover on TikTok?

If you're unable to do a voiceover on TikTok, it could be due to technical issues like internet connectivity or microphone problems, app permissions not allowing access to the microphone, outdated app versions, account restrictions, or device compatibility issues. Ensure your device meets requirements, permissions are granted, and reach out to TikTok support if problems persist.

How do I record TikTok with voice and sound?

To record a TikTok video with voice and sound, open the TikTok app, tap the "+" button to create a new video, then either record your video with the sound on or select a pre-existing sound from TikTok's library before recording. Ensure that your device's microphone is enabled to capture your voice while recording.

How do you get the AI voice on TikTok?

The 'AI voice' on TikTok is probably Siri voiceover. Check the instruction above to learn how to create it. You can also use some AI voice changer to modify your voice, add this audio track to your video in a third-party video editing tool and upload the entire clip on TikTok.