The Voice Of TikTok Has Been Changed After A Canadian Voice Actor Sued The Company

It sounds SO different.

The Voice Of TikTok Has Been Changed After A Canadian Voice Actor Sued The Company

If you're an avid TikTok user, you may have noticed something a little different this week. The text-to-speech TikTok voice has changed and it sounds quite a bit different than before.

At the beginning of May, a Canadian voice actor named Beverly Standing filed a complaint against the app's parent company, ByteDance E-Commerce. She alleged that she had not given permission for her voice to be used and had received no compensation for the usage.


Now, any new videos that use the text-to-voice feature sound much more bubbly and most of the videos that are popping up with the new voice are reacting to the change itself.

It appears that any previously-recorded videos still play Beverly Standing's voice. Standing had initially found out that her voice was being used by total surprise when she signed into the app. Now, she's found out about the change because she was notified by friends, CBC news reported.

TikTok has made no public announcements about the change as of now, but users are certainly taking notice.

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