Twitter is launching a new functionality that allows you to record your voice and tweet (as you would a text).
According to the tech giant, the new feature, which is only “available to a limited group of people on Twitter for iOS to start”, is designed to add a more human touch to the way we express ourselves on Twitter.
The introductory part of the announcement on the official Twitter blog reads:
Sometimes 280 characters aren’t enough and some conversational nuances are lost in translation. 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.
How the Twitter voice tweet works
With each voice tweet, you can record and tweet 140 seconds of audio. However, you won’t be cut off when that time limit is reached, the rest of your conversation would simply be captured in another 140-second tweet, and subsequently, to create a thread, just as in the traditional text tweet. Once you’re through with your recording
How to record and tweet
The Twitter voice tweet works similarly to the text tweets in this and many other ways.
- Open the tweet composer normally and tap the new wavelengths’ icon
- Your profile photo will appear with the record button at the bottom, tap it to start recording your voice
- Once you’re through, whether its a single voice tweet or a thread – as described above, tap the Done button to finish.
- Return to the composer to tweet
Twitter hasn’t yet spoken about when it will be available on Android but Imbued Living would inform you as soon as we have word on it.