Controlling ChatGPT with your voice can significantly increase your efficiency. By using voice typing, you can communicate much faster with ChatGPT.
Not only does this method save time, but it also empowers you to craft more engaging questions, delve into more detailed inquiries, and express your concerns more effectively. As a result, you can receive better responses from ChatGPT in shorter time.
What is Voice Control?
Voice control refers to the ability to command and interact with ChatGPT or other applications using spoken words.
Instead of typing, users can simply speak. Then their voice will be converted into text. Voice control has gained significant importance due to its convenience, accessibility, and potential for enhancing user experiences.
Why is Voice Typing Important in ChatGPT?
Controlling ChatGPT with your voice offers several advantages for users:
- Efficiency: By utilizing voice typing, users can interact with ChatGPT more quickly, saving time and effort compared to manual typing.
- Multitasking: Voice control allows users to engage with ChatGPT while performing other tasks simultaneously, enhancing productivity and convenience.
- Accessibility: Voice control makes ChatGPT more accessible to individuals with physical disabilities or those who find typing challenging.
- Crafting Perfect Prompts: When using ChatGPT to have conversations, it is crucial to express our questions clearly and provide detailed information about what we want. As mentioned in our previous article on ChatGPT’s best practices, sometimes this may require writing long paragraphs, which can be time-consuming. Thanks to speech-to-text feature, we can achieve this more quickly.
How to use voice control in ChatGPT?
To employ voice control with ChatGPT, you can follow the steps below:
On ChatGPT Mobile App
If you’re using the ChatGPT mobile app, it comes with a default Voice Typing AI called Whisper. You don’t need to install any additional apps or extensions to have that.
Learn more: How to use WhisperAI in ChatGPT?
All you have to do is tap the microphone icon on the main screen and start speaking. Your words will be automatically converted into text.
On Desktop ( First Method: Using Operating System’s Built-in Voice Control )
If you’re using a Macintosh (Mac) or Windows operating system, both have built-in voice control features that you can activate. Let’s go through the steps for each:
- On your Mac, click on the Apple menu () located in the top-left corner of the screen.
- Select “System Preferences” from the dropdown menu.
- In the System Preferences window, click on “Accessibility.”
- In the left sidebar, select “Voice Control.”
- Tick the box that says “Enable Voice Control” to activate the feature.
- You can further customize the voice control settings to suit your preferences.
- Once Voice Control is enabled, you can use it throughout your Mac, including the ChatGPT application.
- On your Windows computer, click on the Start menu (Windows logo) located in the bottom-left corner of the screen.
- Select “Settings” (gear icon) from the Start menu.
- In the Settings window, click on “Ease of Access.”
- In the left sidebar, select “Speech.”
- Under “Speech recognition,” toggle the switch to “On” to activate voice recognition.
- You may need to complete the voice recognition setup process, which involves training the system to recognize your voice.
- Once voice recognition is enabled, you can use it across your Windows system, including the ChatGPT application.
Once you activate voice control on your operating system, you can use it with the ChatGPT app. Just open ChatGPT, speak your commands or questions, and your operating system’s voice control will turn your speech into text.
On Desktop ( Second Method: Using Chrome Extensions )
If you are accessing ChatGPT via a web browser, various Chrome extensions provide voice control functionality.
These extensions integrate with ChatGPT and enable you to use voice commands. We have listed several ChatGPT chrome extension below for voice typing in ChatGPT:
This extension is made exclusively for ChatGPT. It allows you to communicate with ChatGPT using voice commands and can read responses aloud if you like.
After installing and activating this Chrome extension, you’ll find buttons below the ChatGPT text box. These buttons are used manage your voice interactions with ChatGPT.
Talk-to-ChatGPT” is another widely-used extension for giving voice commands to ChatGPT. It provides support for multiple languages and includes customizable features.
Once you install and activate the Talk-to-ChatGPT Chrome extension, a small rectangular box appears in the top right corner of your screen.
This box contains controls that allow you to enable or disable voice typing. In addition to issuing voice commands, the tool can also read out ChatGPT’s responses using different AI voices.
The Voice In” Chrome extension offers speech-to-text functionality that’s compatible with nearly any website where you can enter text. While not specific to ChatGPT, it can be used with ChatGPT as well.
How to Use Read Aloud Feature in ChatGPT?
So far, we’ve learned how to prepare input for ChatGPT using voice. If you want to make ChatGPT’s responses audible, there are methods for that as well.
On September 25, 2023, OpenAI announced in their blog the arrival of a response-to-voice feature in the ChatGPT mobile app.
With this feature, you won’t need to read ChatGPT’s responses; it will read them aloud for you, allowing you to simply listen.
To begin using this feature:
- Access Settings: Open the ChatGPT mobile app and navigate to “Settings.”
- Enable New Features: Look for the “New Features” section and select it.
- Opt into Voice Conversations: Within the “New Features” section, you’ll find an option to enable voice conversations. Toggle this option on to activate voice input.
- Choose Your Voice: On the app’s home screen, locate the headphone button in the top-right corner. Tap it to access voice options.
- Select Your Preferred Voice: From the available choices, pick your preferred voice from the five different options.
Once you’ve completed these steps, you’ll be ready to listen ChatGPT’s responses.