It gets hard sometimes to express your feelings or convey your message clearly by typing it out. To overcome this problem, Twitter launches voice tweets feature initially on iOS. Now with that feature, you can capture voice recording and attach them to your tweets.
Maya Patterson and Remy Bourgoin announced this news through a blog post: “Sometimes 280 characters are not 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.”
You can Tweet a Tweet. But now you can Tweet your voice!— Twitter (@Twitter) June 17, 2020
Rolling out today on iOS, you can now record and Tweet with audio. pic.twitter.com/jezRmh1dkD
However, the feature is limited for the time being. Twitter is hopeful to release a full-fledged feature in the coming weeks for iOS users. The time limit for one voice tweet is 140 seconds. If you want to exceed that limit, then you will create a new voice tweet and make a thread.
How to Start a Voice Tweet:
Starting a voice tweet is easy. Before starting a new voice tweet make sure you have latest version of Twitter on your iPhone. You see a new waveform icon on your screen when you compose a tweet. If you click on that icon, a red button appears on your screen. If you press that button you can start recording a voice tweet.
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An important point here to note that initially, you can attach voice tweets to your original tweets only. That means you can’t attach voice tweets to reply to a tweet or retweet in comments. Your profile picture is attached to your voice tweets. According to Twitter, ” Your current profile photo will be added as a static image on your audio attachment and will not refresh if you update your profile photo”.
oh wow pic.twitter.com/HoQEEMxPvH— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) June 17, 2020
Another amazing feature that Twitter offers to iPhone users is playing the audio tweet. When you press the play button, you can listen to an audio tweet. You can listen to audio tweets and still can scroll through your twitter timeline. Even you can switch to other apps and listen to audio tweets.