How to get text to speech on Wattpad

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By Cliff Weitzman Dyslexia & Accessibility Advocate, CEO/Founder of Speechify in Accessibility on June 27, 2022
Wattpad is a powerful storytelling platform available. With the integration of text-to-speech, learn how you can get better use out of the platform.

    Ever since the dawn of time, humans have communicated with stories. Some of the earliest accounts of historical events are only known to us today because they were documented in story form through writing, pictures, or symbols. 

    This guide will walk you through the process of getting text-to-speech on Wattpad, one of the best social storytelling platforms available today. After reading this guide, you’ll know how to find Wattpad stories with text-to-speech functionality. 

    What is Wattpad?

    Wattpad is currently one of the most-loved social media storytelling platforms online, boasting a community of over 90 million readers and writers communicating through the power of story.

    It doesn’t matter if you’re a reader who likes consuming the content on Wattpad or a writer who is trying to get your stories adapted to a TV series or produced into a movie or film; there is plenty of content and opportunities on the platform for everyone. 

    Even though reading is a valid way of consuming stories, having Wattpad novels and short stories read out loud in audiobook form can be even more convenient. You’ll be able to listen to your favorite stories on the go without having to stop and dedicate all your attention to reading words on a page. 

    How to get text-to-speech on Wattpad  

    To get text-to-speech on Wattpad, the simplest method is to perform a search for the tag #texttospeech. This will show you all the books that currently have TTS functionality enabled, letting you listen to them on the go. 

    Wattpad is currently working on ensuring every single English story on the platform has text-to-speech enabled, and if you find a fanfic that doesn’t currently have TTS, it’s likely being worked or implemented. 


    Speechify is the best text-to-speech screen reader on the market, with natural-sounding voices and excellent dictation. If you’ve ever wondered how to turn text into high-quality audio, then Speechify may just be the solution you’ve been searching for all along. 

    In this section, you’re going to learn about Speechify, how it connects to Wattpad, and the various features present within Speechify that are intended to make your life easier. 

    There are free and paid subscriptions for Speechify that you can choose from.

    TTS on Wattpad

    Getting TTS on Wattpad is as simple as making sure the story or novel you’re trying to read has text-to-speech functionality enabled. This shortcut can be done by browsing over to Wattpad and then performing a search for the hashtag #texttospeech. 

    When doing this search, you’ll be presented with all of the stories on the Wattpad platform with TTS ready to go. Note that the Wattpad team is working on getting every single English story fully compatible with text-to-speech, but it isn’t available for all novels quite yet. 

    This is where Speechify can shine if you want to listen to a short story that isn’t yet fully converted. With Speechify, you’ll be able to input the text of the story you wish to read and get a very high-quality, humanlike audio as an output. 

    TTS reader

    The Speechify TTS reader has been perfected to read every word, phrase, and syllable with the highest accuracy and reproduce it in audio form as accurately and naturally as possible. 

    Once you install the Speechify app on either your device or through a browser extension, the TTS reader’s artificial intelligence (AI) will scan the page you’re on and read it out loud

    Realistic voices

    If you’ve ever heard of the original text-to-speech tools that came out within the last decade, you likely know just how robotic and unrealistic they can sound. Fortunately, Speechify’s text-to-speech solution gives you incredibly realistic voices that don’t even sound like they were automatically generated. 

    If you’re going to be converting text to audio, there’s no better way to ensure a realistic result than through TTS tools like Speechify. 


    How do I turn on text-to-speech on Wattpad?

    To turn on text-to-speech on Wattpad, all you have to do is search for the #texttospeech tag. By searching this tag, you’ll be able to find all stories with TTS enabled. Wattpad is currently working to enable text-to-speech on all English stories.

    Is there a text-to-speech function on Wattpad?

    Yes, there is text-to-speech functionality on Wattpad. If you want to listen to a story through audio rather than having to sit down and read, you can find stories in Wattpad that have TTS enabled and listen on the go. 

    Does Wattpad have a vocabulary builder?

    Yes, Wattpad does have a vocabulary builder filter that lets you find novels with a rich vocabulary. If you want to challenge your repertoire of vocabulary words, there’s no better way than reading a vocab-rich story or novel.

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    Cliff Weitzman is a dyslexia advocate and the CEO and founder of Speechify, the #1 text-to-speech app in the world, totaling over 100,000 5-star reviews and ranking first place in the App Store for the News & Magazines category. In 2017, Weitzman was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list for his work making the internet more accessible to people with learning disabilities. Cliff Weitzman has been featured in EdSurge, Inc., PC Mag, Entrepreneur, Mashable, among other leading outlets.

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