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.
You can Tweet a Tweet. But now you can Tweet your voice!— Twitter (@Twitter) June 17, 2020
Rolling out today on iOS, you can now record and Tweet with audio. pic.twitter.com/jezRmh1dkD
"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
me watching everyone enjoy the voice note feature on twitter knowing i can’t join because i have a horrible voice: pic.twitter.com/M6VLq7oxQB— c (@chuuzus) June 17, 2020
We'll be listening to threads like this now . pic.twitter.com/eUto78MRh6— Rhys ♡ (@khumii_rhys) June 17, 2020
What about Android users? Wondered many.
Twitter voice note is only for iOS,Jeso kreste ha ra lebona, Android users re masepeng pic.twitter.com/GAdVpSAW3l— God is Love,Jesus is Life (@kay_raps) June 17, 2020
I swear Twitter hates Android.— ᴅᴇᴊɪ xᴏ™ (@dejiimole) June 17, 2020
So only Iphone users have the option of tweeting ne voice note... ukawanzirwa nemunhu we ane android jus reply nevoice note pic.twitter.com/zk7nS0Z8vW— MUDIWA (@MudiwaHood) June 17, 2020
when android users finna use voice notes pic.twitter.com/idLxFCrvQo— Nojiko ノジコ (@baby5donquixote) June 18, 2020
*Twitter made the voicenote only available for iPhone users*— Sapphire™ (@_just_sapphire) June 17, 2020
Android users: pic.twitter.com/qRBGRLRCds
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
twitter really gave us voice note... we just want an edit button and folders for bookmarks pic.twitter.com/E4RQpNxNty— ً (@qguklvr) June 18, 2020
Everyone’s excited about the new Twitter Voice note but still wondering when will the twitter edit button ever arrive. pic.twitter.com/KJN6Af3wWP— Joseph Friks (@JFriks) June 17, 2020
Voice notes? but still no edit button— Leo’s love you long time (@ladileo727) June 17, 2020