Voice tweets

Twitter has released the new Voice tweets feature. The World-Renowned Micro-blogging App twitter has been adding many features through tests on its platforms. Recently, Twitter introduced ‘Fleets‘ in India, which allowed users to share tweets, pictures, and videos that will be available on their profile for 24 hours, like Snapchat and Instagram Stories. The new “Voice Tweets” features promises to add a human touch to the way you use twitter.

What pops up in your mind by the word ‘Voice tweets’? Yes, that’s exactly what Voice Tweets mean. You can now express more by adding your own voice tweets along with regular tweets. In the Twitter blog announcing the feature, it wrote “Twitter is where you go to talk about what’s happening. Over the years, photos, videos, gifs, and extra characters have allowed you to add your own flair and personality to your conversations. But 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“.

The blog also read “Whether it’s #storytime about your encounter with wild geese in your neighborhood, a journalist sharing breaking news, or a first-hand account from a protest, we hope voice Tweeting gives you the ability to share your perspectives quickly and easily with your voice.”

Given that twitter only allows 280 characters in a single tweet, Voice notes will enable users to express more.

How To Use Voice Tweets?

Using Voice tweets is pretty simple and not too different from tweeting with a text. To start, you need to open the tweet composer and tap the new wavelength icon situated next to the camera icon. After clicking, you’ll be able to see your profile picture with a record button at the bottom. You need to tap this record button to capture your voice tweet and share it with your followers.

The maximum time limit of a single voice note that can be recorded is 140 Seconds. However, after the 140 seconds, twitter will automatically start recording a second voice note and creates a thread. After you’re done, just tap the ‘Done‘ button to end your recording and go back to the composer screen to tweet.

Voice notes are helpful in adding more context to your post. People can listen to your Voice tweets by tapping on your picture. Voice note can also be downloaded and the number of listens for a voice note will appear right below your tweet. Users can retweet any tweet in the same previous manner. However, voice notes cannot be used to reply to any tweet. On iOS devices, the playback will start in a new window docked at the bottom of your timeline. You can keep scrolling your timeline or seven do dome other work while listening to the voice note.

To sum it all up, here is a quick recap on how to add Voice tweets –

  1. Open the Twitter app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on the Compose tweet icon.
  3. Tap on the new Wavelength icon to start recording.
  4. You’ll see your profile picture with a record button, Tap on the record button to start recording.
  5. In a single voice note, you can record up to 140 seconds. Keep on recording if you wish to continue and make a voice thread.
  6. Once done, tap the Done button, go back to the composer, and tweet it out. DONE!

The new feature is currently available for a limited number of users on iOS platform only. Twitter says in the coming weeks, all iOS users can enjoy the new feature.

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