The week just took an interesting turn with Twitter’s new announcement of the audio feature. With the new feature, it is now possible for you to record your message and tweet it for others to listen to.
Voice tweet is the latest in a line of new features that Twitter has been adding to its platform for use. Recently, labels were added to tweets considered to convey fake news, or link 5G and the Coronavirus together.
Here are some other important things you should know about it.
How to send a voice tweet
To send a voice tweet, you click the same compose icon that is used for regular tweets, then tap the voice icon. Click the record button that pops up and record your message.
When you are done, tap done. You can share the voice tweet by clicking the ‘Tweet’ button.
You can add the voice tweet to a text and/or start a thread with multiple Tweets. Twitter allows you to record up to 2 minutes and 20 seconds for each individual voice tweet. If your message is longer than that, it will be automatically threaded up to 25 Tweets.
If your display picture is not good now, it will haunt you later
If in some years time, you will cringe at your current display photo on Twitter, then change it now before you make an audio tweet.
When you send an audio tweet, the image you currently have as your profile picture is attached to the tweet and will not be changed even if you change your picture afterwards.
You may want to be sure you look at your current picture before sending an audio tweet.
Audio tweets can only follow your original tweets
You cannot send a response to another person’s tweet with the audio feature. The voice tweet will be published as tweets with audio attachments that people can play.
At this time, you can only record voice tweets as original tweets. It’s not possible to tweet with audio through replies or retweets with Comment.
Sorry Android users, it’s not your turn yet
The audio feature is only available to iPhone users for now while Twitter tests the feature. How soon Twitter will release the feature to Android users is not clarified yet.
Reactions on Twitter show that Android users are dissatisfied with this slight, and are eager to use the voice tweet feature.
With the volume of conversation that goes on daily on the microblogging platform, Twitter is about to get even more interesting with the voice feature.
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