Tweeting Your Voice is Now the New Trend on Twitter.
One of the largest social media platforms, Twitter has launched a new feature that allows users to tweet their voice on the platform a few days after Facebook-owned WhatsApp launched Payments Service in Brazil.
In a joint article, the company’s Product designer, Maya Patterson and Senior Software Engineer, Remy Bourgoin, said a tweet that consists of 280 characters is no longer sufficient and some conversation gets lost in translation.
“Twitter is where you go to talk about what’s happening. Over the years, photos, videos, gifs, and extra characters have allowed you to add your own flair and personality to your conversations. But sometimes 280 characters aren’t enough and some conversational nuances are lost in translation. So starting today, we’re testing a new feature that will add a more human touch to the way we use Twitter – your very own voice.”
According to Twitter, a single voice tweet will last for 140 seconds and automatically begins a new voice tweet to create a thread if the user still has something to say.
“Each voice tweet captures up to 140 seconds of audio. Have more to say? Keep talking. Once you reach the time limit for a tweet, a new voice tweet starts automatically to create a thread,” Twitter said.
Maya and Remy added that “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.”
“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.”
“We can’t wait to see how people will use this to make their voices heard and add to the public conversation.”