Audio Tweets On iOS: Twitter rolling out the feature to record audio and attach it to tweets on the platform. The feature was accessible first on iOS users. And today it is launched for a limited group of people on the popular social media platform.
Maya Patterson and Remy Bourgoin create a blog post on launching the feature. They wrote ‘sometimes 280 characters are not enough. Also, some conversational nuances lost in translation. So from starting today, we are testing a new feature that can add a human touch to the way we all use Twitter. (By using your) – very own voice.’
The Updates On Audio Tweet
Audio Tweets On iOS: If one gets access to the new feature, they will see a new waveform icon beside the camera icon. Tap on the new key at the very end of the screen and record your message. This voice records also have limits to say. Each voice tweet captures only 140 seconds of audio. So, if you have more to say keep talking.
Once the voice tweet reaches the specific time limit for a tweet, it will stop. Then a new voice tweet will start automatically to create a thread of voice tweets. Twitter confirmed all the details about the new feature.
But these audio clips only can be added to original tweets. So, we can not use this feature to reply or in re-tweet or in comments. Also, this has some minor notes attached to it. Whenever one record an audio a posted it, it’s Profile Picture posted with it. Twitter says, “your current profile picture will add as a static image on the audio attachments. And will not refresh once you update your profile picture”.
The Audio Will Be Played In Background
One can listen to the audio tweets by just hitting the play button. Twitter says a dock button will appear on the app bottom, especially on iOS. So, one can listen to the audio clip as well as can scroll through the other posts on Twitter. The audio clips will also be playing on the background if one switches to another app.
Audio tweets are a great pose to new moderation, but it is not accessible to anyone. Especially for the deaf and hard-of-hearing people could not get access to these tweets. So, The Verge emailed Twitter about the new feature showing the concern. In response, Twitter said that the feature is only for the early test of audio tweets. They exploring many ways to meet the different needs of people with different abilities.”