Twitter has been bringing in several new features to users. After launching Twitter Fleets, which was an Instagram Stories-like feature, the company is now rolling out yet another new feature. According to a blog post by the social media platform, Twitter users will soon be able to send voice tweets on the platform.
According to the blog, “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 neighbourhood, 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.”
Twitter voice tweets now rolling out to iOS devices
Twitter has announced that the feature has already started rolling out to to a limited group of people on Twitter for iOS as of now. The feature will be made available to all iOS users in the coming week, but there is no word on an Android rollout as of now. We can expect the feature to come to Android soon, but the timing is uncertain as of now.
To post a voice tweet, users will need to tap on the tweet composer as usual and then tap on the new wavelength icon. Pressing this icon will take you to a new page with your display picture in the centre, plus start, stop and pause buttons.
Tap on the start button and you will be able to record 140 seconds of audio. Once the time limit is over, Twitter will start another clipping to create a thread, just like it does with text tweets. Once you are done recording, tap on done and go back to the compose screen to tweet.
After you have posted the voice tweet, your followers will be able to see the tweet with the text caption and voice note with your display picture in the center. They can tap on the your display photo to start playing the voice tweet. On iOS, the voice tweet playback will start in a new window docked at the bottom of your timeline, allowing you to listen as you scroll.