22 June, Kathmandu:
Twitter is where you pour your thoughts and talk about what’s happening. Sometimes 280 characters become barriers in keeping thoughts. Considering user’s concerns, twitter has debuted a new way to post their thoughts and ideas to the platform beyond the traditional 280 characters.
The new feature is designed to “add a more human touch” to using Twitter, the company said in a blog post. The company notes 140 seconds of talking can communicate a lot more than 280 characters.
As twitter is testing the feature first, the ability to create voice tweets is only available to a “limited group” of iOS users.
How to use it?
Tweeting with voice is not too different from tweeting with the text. To start, open the Tweet composer and tap the new icon with wavelengths. You’ll see your profile photo with the record button at the bottom then tap it to record your voice.
Each voice Tweet captures up to 140 seconds of audio. If you 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 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.
As far as the availability of the feature is concerned, it is available to a limited group of people on Twitter for iOS right now. The social media platform has confirmed that the feature will reach all iOS users in the coming weeks.
Everyone on the platform will soon be able to send voice tweets, the company announced Wednesday.