Twitter rolled-out a new feature on Wednesday the 17th which gives users the ability to record 140 seconds of audio snippets and attach them to their tweets. Seeing that 250 characters may sometimes seem too little to fully express yourself, the new feature will definitely help you get it all out there…literally!!
The new “audio” feature will be available first on iOS for “a limited group of people,” according to the company. “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,” Twitter’s Maya Patterson and Rémy Bourgoin wrote in a blog post.
If you have access to the new feature, you will see a new “waveform” icon beside your camera-icon when composing a tweet. Tap that, and a red record button appears at the bottom of the screen, which you can tap to start recording your message.
The voice feature is expected to be available in the rest of the iPhone and Android devices within a few weeks; however, no official date has been confirmed so far.
Each voice tweet captures up-to 140 seconds of audio. Got more to say? Keep talking, and once you reach the time limit for a tweet, a new voice tweet starts automatically to create a thread. How cool is that?
The new feature is designed to “add a more human touch” to using Twitter, the company said in a blog post. “There’s a lot that can be left unsaid or uninterpreted using text, so we hope voice Tweeting will create a more human experience for listeners and storytellers alike.
So, what are your thoughts on this new audio-feature guys? Let us know your thoughts.