Twitter has announced it is testing a new feature that will allow users to create tweets using their voice.
In a blog post on Wednesday, Twitter announced a new feature – voice tweets, which are now only available for limited iOS users in the US.
“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,” reads the company’s blog post.
Voice Tweets will be published as tweets with audio attachments that people can play. 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.
How to record a voice Tweet
- Tap the Tweet compose icon
- Tap the Voice icon
- Tap the red record button to begin recording your message, then tap Done when you’re finished.
- You have the option to add Tweet text and/or start a thread with multiple Tweets. You can record up to 2 minutes and 20 seconds for each individual voice Tweet. If your message is longer than that, it will be automatically threaded up to 25 Tweets.
- When you’re ready, tap Tweet to send.
Tapping on someone’s voice Tweet will play the audio message and automatically advance for threaded voice Tweets on your iOS devices.
On iOS devices, when you tap play, it will automatically minimize in an audio dock at the bottom of your screen so that you can continue listening as you scroll through your Twitter timeline and when you leave the app.