Twitter, the social media platform on Wednesday announced that the company was launching an audio tweet feature, enabling the users to tweet in their voice. Though the feature is still in the testing stage, for now, the voice recording would be available to only a limited group of people on iOS. However, in the coming weeks, the company would make the feature accessible for everyone on iOS. Though there was no mention when the feature would be made available for other users, including windows and android. The company blogpost added that everyone, regardless of whether they’re on iOS, Android, or windows, would be able to listen to the voice tweets in their feed.
The company in its official blog post announced that it realized that at times 280 characters weren’t enough to express one’s thought/ opinions, ‘so starting today, we’re testing a new feature that will add a more human touch to the way we use Twitter – your very own voice’.
With regard to the composition of the blog, a user needs to tap on the new wavelength to record their tweet. The blog said, “Each voice Tweet captures up to 140 seconds of audio. Have more to say? Keep talking. Once you reach the time limit for a Tweet, a new voice Tweet starts automatically to create a thread. Once you’re done, tap the Done button to end your recording and go back to the composer screen to Tweet.”
Twitter added, “There’s a lot that can be left unsaid or uninterpreted using text, so we hope voice Tweeting will create a more human experience for listeners and storytellers alike. Whether it’s #storytime about your encounter with wild geese in your neighborhood, a journalist sharing breaking news or a first-hand account from a protest, we hope voice Tweeting gives you the ability to share your perspectives quickly and easily with your voice. We can’t wait to see how people will use this to make their voices heard and add to the public conversation.” For now, these voice tweets are limited to original tweets, and it doesn’t provide the feature for users to reply to the voice tweet in the form of an audio or retweet the comment. Maybe we will have that feature in the future, till then let’s check out how this new way of tweeting goes.
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