Days after giving Twitter users more control over how they converse on the microblogging site, and also the ability to add stories using "Fleets", the bird app has a new feature in its kitty that will let you speak your mind. Literally.
Aimed at adding a "human touch" to Twitter conversations, the platform rolled out the feature exclusively to iOS users on Wednesday.
As of now, Twitter allows users to type out 280 characters in a tweet, so giving them the access to voice notes would mean one could add "more" to a tweet. Each voice tweet is 140 seconds of audio. If you have more to say, you can simply record more and the new voice note will automatically turn into a tweet thread.
"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," Twitter wrote in its blog. Adding that sometimes the conversational nuances were lost in translation.
"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."
Twitterati around the world assembled on the platform and imagined the world post-voice notes (tweets).
Twitter arguments about to be real LOUD with these voice notes now huh !?— QUEEN IVD (@IvorianDoll_) June 17, 2020
What about Android users? Wondered many.
I swear Twitter hates Android.— ᴅᴇᴊɪ xᴏ™ (@dejiimole) June 17, 2020
So this voice note is not for Android users. Jack why? See how I was planning to cause trouble with it I need a piece of land to stand and cry on #TachaImBokodo pic.twitter.com/Z3LuEZz0q6— Chubby☕ (@alokachubby) June 17, 2020
The classic never-ending demand for an edit button also made an appearance.
You can do this but not edit a tweet?— Frank (@frank173869) June 17, 2020
Voice notes? but still no edit button— Leo’s love you long time (@ladileo727) June 17, 2020