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Twitter has rolled out a new feature in which you can record audio and attach them to your tweets you are posting said to be Twitter Voice Tweets. In the announcement today, Twitter said voice messages “will add a more human touch to the way we use Twitter”. It will help to convey the right and proper tone for tweets. You can either include a text message with your voice recorded or simply record your voice message to speak for itself and post it on twitter.

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,” Twitter’s Maya Patterson and Rémy Bourgoin mentioned.

A more creative way to express your thoughts, information, beliefs without typing manually. Voice tweets feature can help blind or the people who find it difficult to either see or type tweets.

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How to record a voice message tweet on twitter?

  1. Click the wavelength icon to composing a message and then initiate recording.
  2. With text, users can record a message for up to 140 seconds. If your audio goes over the limit, the app automatically creates a thread up to 25 messages long.

This is important to note, these voice messages can only be posted as original tweets; you can’t reply to someone else’s tweet with audio.

How to Identify/Listen to a voice note/tweet

You will be able to easily identify a voice tweet in your twitter feeds. It looks like an audio clip with the user’s profile picture as the background sharing the voice note. “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,” Twitter said.

You can listen to voice tweets by clicking the play button. On your iOS device, a player dock will appear so you can listen to voice tweets in the background and continue scrolling through your feed or switch to another app.

Now let us see how this feature can be helpful to its user.

  1. This feature can be useful for sharing “first-hand accounts from a protest”, which suggests the social media giant is paying attention to advising on protecting the identity of protesters.
  2. Adding voice notes to messages could make Twitter more accessible by providing an alternative for those who have difficulty reading text. 

When will voice tweets will be live to be used?

Twitter launched voice tweets on 17 June 2020 for “a limited group of people” who use the Twitter app on the iPhone. Voice tweets are considered an early test for iOS users, so there is no guarantee they will roll out to all Twitter users.