Twitter is one of the most popular social networks out there, and with its latest feature the platform is testing the ability to quickly send a tweet with just your voice.
Announced on its blog today, Twitter confirms it is testing the ability for users to quickly compose a tweet with just their voice. The company says that tweeting with your voice is “not too different” than sending a regular tweet with text, but it does require an extra step. Users on iOS will open up the Twitter app, then touch the compose option. There is a new wavelengths icon, which you’ll press. The next screen will show your profile icon, as well as a record button. Press that to start recording your voice.
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.
People will see your voice Tweet appear on their timeline alongside other Tweets. To listen, tap the image. On iOS only, playback will start in a new window docked at the bottom of your timeline and you can listen as you scroll. You can also keep listening while doing other things on your phone or on the go.
Twitter is testing the new feature with a limited number of iOS users right now. However, the company says that all users should be able to take advantage of the new feature “in the coming weeks”.
You can check out what an audio clip on Twitter looks like in the tweet below:
NEW Twitter feature alert!
Audio clips for tweets pic.twitter.com/lhiSZT71U8
— 🟣 Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) June 17, 2020
What do you think of this new feature? Believe it’s a good add for Twitter?