Twitter is testing audio tweets

Twitter is testing audio tweets

Twitter is testing a new feature that will allow users to tweet using their voice, capturing up to 140 seconds of audio in a single tweet.

The new feature will be available to a limited number of users on Apple's iOS platform for now and be rolled out for more iOS users in the coming weeks, the social networking group said.

The micro-blogging platform said users will be able to create a voice tweet using a new "wavelengths" icon on the Tweet composer screen.

“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.

“Tweeting with your voice is not too different from Tweeting with 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 – tap this to record your voice,” the social networking group said.


Twitter said that each voice Tweet captures up to 140 seconds of audio. “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,” the group said.


Social media companies including Twitter have long been under pressure to curb content such as abuse, harassment and misinformation on their platforms.

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