Twitter to roll-out ‘Voice Tweet’ feature


Twitter will be rolling out the recording feature in the coming days, where you will be able to add your very own voice as a tweet. We’ve always been adding our own flair and personality with photos, videos, extra characters, and gifs to our conversations – now, the ‘voice’ will enable us to express our real emotions, and enable you to report news timely without any delay.

composing a tweet
composing a tweet, Image: TWITTER

Twitter has always limited text characters to 280, and at times it’s never enough to keep the conversation heated at its level.

Twitter started testing the new voice feature as a way of making twitter more real and give it a more human touch. 

Despite the fact that twitter says ‘tweeting with your voice is not too different from Tweeting with the text’ it surely is – but it is very easy to tweet a voice.

Recording a voice tweet
Recording a voice tweet, Image: TWITTER
If you want to get started tweeting your own voice:
  • Open the tweet composer
  • Tap the new icon (wavelengths)
  • You will see your profile photo with the record button at the bottom
  • Tap the button to start recording your own voice

Your Voice Tweet will go for as long as 140 seconds of audio, you won’t be cut off when this limit is reached, in fact, a new voice will start automatically creating a thread, that’s super amazing.

When you are done recording your own voice tweet / voice thread, tap done and go back to the composer screen to tweet what you’ve just recorded.

Your voice tweet will be seen on your followers’ timeline alongside with other tweets, to listen to the voice tweet, one will be required to tap on the image.

On iOS only, a playback at the bottom of your screen as a new window docked will appear and listen while you do other things – this will be available for a limited group of people on twitter for iOS, but will roll out in the next few weeks.

Tweet VoicePlay
Tweet VoicePlay, Image: TWITTER

Android will allow you to keep listening to the voice tweet while you do other things on your phone.

This a great feature for journalists sharing breaking news as they happen, or hashtagging your story – Twitter hopes that ‘voice Tweeting will create a more human experience for listeners and storytellers’.

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