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 using 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.
- In Discord, click the
gearicon next to your name in the lower left corner.
- Under App Settings on the left, click
- On the right, scroll to the bottom of the Accessibility screen and click the
Toggleicon next to
Allow playback and usage of /tts commandsto disable it.
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
- In Discord, click the name of your server at the upper left corner and select
Rolesunder the name of your server on the left.
Default Permissionon the right.
- Select the
@everyonerole at the left and toggle off the
Send Text-to-Speech Messagespermission under the Permissions tab. You’ll have to scroll down the list of permissions, or search for it using the search bar.