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.
- 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.
- Make sure the
@everyonerole is selected and then scroll down the page until you find the Text Channel Permissions section. Under this section, click the
Toggleicon to the right of
Send TTS Messagesto disable it.