Recognizing that text doesn’t always convey the nuances someone may be feeling, Twitter is testing voice tweets.
Over the years, Twitter has unveiled a number of features designed to help people communicate more, from longer tweets to scheduled tweets to retweeting with media. Its latest effort, however, may be its most ambitious yet.
According to Twitter’s Maya Patterson and Rémy Bourgoin, the company is testing voice tweets. The new feature is accessible via the wavelength icon at the bottom of the composer window.
“Each voice Tweet captures up to 140 seconds of audio,” writes Patterson and Bourgoin. “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 appear 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 or on the go.”
Twitter hopes this new feature will lead to “a more human experience.” It should be interesting to see what people do with voice tweets.
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