Twitter testing 'voice tweets' feature for a limited group of iOS users
Adding your voice to conversations on Twitter can be daunting sometimes. But now, you can literally add your voice.
Starting Wednesday, Twitter is testing "voice tweets" for users to postaudio clips.
"Sometimes 280 characters aren’t enough and some conversational nuances are lost in translation," Twitter's Maya Patterson and Rémy Bourgoin said in a blog post.
A limited group of Twitter users on iOS can record up to 140 seconds of audio. If the recording is longer, it will prompt a new voice tweet and automatically create a thread.
The company said that "in the coming weeks everyone on iOS should be able to Tweet with their voice."
How to tweet a voice recording? Just click to compose a tweet and tap the new icon with wavelengths. Record your voice and tap "done" when finished. And then go back to the composer screen to add any text, or just tweet.
Voice tweets will go through the regular timeline, and users just need to tap the image to listen. Twitter advised that only users on Apple's iOS will have playback in a new window docked at the bottom of the timeline so users can listen and continue scrolling.