Facebook-owned social media platform Instagram is now adding text-to-speech and voice effects to its Reels feature, which intends to take on TikTok, with these two features having been present on the latter for quite some time.
The robotic voice-overs that are in use for narration in certain videos is now a trend of sorts on TikTok, so the addition of this feature is going to make usage quite a bit more fun.
This new feature, whilst being popular amongst creators is more importantly great news for blind people or people with low vision, since they will now be able to hear spoken versions of the text, helping in the accessibility side of things.
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In order to use this text-to-speech feature in Reels, users need to open the Instagram application and go to the Reels camera, after which the user needs to record or upload a video, post which they can add the text to the video via the text tool.
Next, the user needs to tap the text bubble to get to the three-dot menu to the side, after which they are required to select the “text-to-speech” option after which you can choose the voice of your choice.
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Furthermore, if you wish to add voice effects to your Reel which allow you to modify the audio after recording a reel, a user needs to tap the music note to open the audio mixer option, then go to “effects” and choose an effect of their choice.
For those who do not know, Reels started rolling out in 2020, with the primary intention being to take on TikTok which rose to fame over the last few years. The company also announced a bonus program for creators back in July to attract more users and customers to its platform and away from its rival.
What Else is the Platform Working on?
In other news, Instagram is gearing up to introduce a subscriptions feature that will enable creators to generate income from the social media platform.
With the arrival of creator subscriptions, Instagram users may have to shell out money to access content, see Stories, or media from their favorite creators.
Aside from that, the Apple App Store listing of the Meta-owned app (FKA Facebook) in India and the US now has an Instagram Subscriptions category. Also, the aforesaid category is available under the In-App Purchases section.