Twitter in 2020 gave selected iOS users the opportunity to attach audio clips to their tweets. The company has now begun rolling out the feature more widely to more iOS users. The company said that “sometimes 280 characters is not enough and some conversations lose their subtlety in translation,” which is why it introduced the feature. It added that the feature would allow users to add a “more human touch” to their tweets.
In addition to ordinary users, voice tweets will help visually impaired users access tweets or even send their own tweets. It will also serve as a more convenient way for people to tweet. Here we will look at how you can use the Voice Tweets feature on Twitter.
How to use Twitter’s voice tweet feature
To use Twitter’s Voice Tweets feature on your iOS device, you’ll need to follow these steps:
- Tap the Create a new tweet option to open the Tweet Composer.
- Tap the waveform icon to select voice tweets.
- Tap the record button and then start talking.
- Send the tweet by tapping the stop button.
Each voice tweet has a limit of 140 seconds, which when exceeded creates a new tweet in a thread and starts recording audio clips in succession. You can add text to voice tweets to add more context or as a way for visually impaired people to hear your tweets.
Voice tweets will appear as an audio clip with sharing background. If you see a voice tweet while scrolling through your tweets, you can simply tap the play button to play the recorded audio. IOS devices will show a player a dock to its users, allowing them to listen to their voice tweets while scrolling through their feeds.