How to Disable Text-to-Speech (TTS) in Discord (Updated 2021)

With the Text-to-Speech (TTS) command in Discord, /tts, members of a server can send a message that is read aloud to other server members in a channel. While this command has it’s uses, it’s also easy for trolls to take advantage of. Anyone familiar with Twitch streamers that use text-to-speech knows just how wrong this kind of thing can go. Luckily, Discord allows you to disable TTS for yourself or an entire server – here’s how.

Update: Discord has moved the option to disable TTS to the Accessibility menu. The article has been updated to reflect this change.

How to Disable Text-to-Speech Playback in Discord

You can disable Discord’s Text-to-Speech in the Accessibility settings of your Discord client.

  1. In Discord, click the gear icon next to your name in the lower left corner.
    Discord Settings Icon
  2. Under App Settings on the left, click Accessibility.
    Discord Accessibility Under App Settings
  3. On the right, scroll to the bottom of the Accessibility screen and click the Toggle icon next to Allow playback and usage of /tts commands to disable it.
    Discord Disable TTS Playback in Accessibility Client Settings

How to Disable TTS for Everyone in a Discord Server

If you’re a server admin, you can disable TTS for everyone on the server in the server settings. Server members will no longer be able to trigger TTS via the /tts command.

  1. In Discord, click the name of your server at the upper left corner and select Server Settings.
    Discord Server Settings in Menu
  2. Select Roles under the name of your server on the left.
    Discord Server Roles in Server Settings
  3. Make sure the @everyone role is selected and then scroll down the page until you find the Text Channel Permissions section. Under this section, click the Toggle icon to the right of Send TTS Messages to disable it.
    Discord Disable TTS in Server Settings

10 thoughts on “How to Disable Text-to-Speech (TTS) in Discord (Updated 2021)”

  1. It’s on your discord client settings, go to settings>notifications and on the speech notifications section; set it to never.

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  2. in discord i join and start hearing a conversation tru a bot’s voice i did this bit i can still hear it. its like the reader in minecraft that says everything in the chat what do i do???

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