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Want to tweet? Say it in your voice now

Twitter new feature can capture up to 140 seconds of audio

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MUMBAI: “280 characters aren’t enough and some conversational nuances are lost in translation,” feels Twitter. The micro-blogging platform is testing a new feature that will add a more human touch to the way people tweet- by using their own voices- the blog says.

“Tweeting with your voice is not too different from Tweeting with text.”

So, how to go about it?  It’s easy- To start, open the Tweet composer and tap the new icon with wavelengths. There one can see their profile photo with the record button at the bottom – tap this to record the voice. 

Each voice Tweet captures up to 140 seconds of audio. And if that’s not enough, then one can keep talking. Once you reach the time limit for a Tweet, a new voice Tweet starts automatically to create a thread. Once you’re done, tap the Done button to end your recording and go back to the composer screen to Tweet.

“People will see your voice Tweet appear on their timeline alongside other Tweets. To listen, tap the image. On iOS only, playback will start in a new window docked at the bottom of your timeline and you can listen as you scroll. You can also keep listening while doing other things on your phone or on the go,” the blog read.

Creating voice Tweets will be available to a limited group of people on Twitter for iOS to start but in the coming weeks everyone on iOS should be able to Tweet with their voice. Everyone will be able to see (hear) them and reply. 

This is not the only feature that the platform has launched. Just a week back, the micro-blogging started it’s new feature – Fleets, a new way for users to have conversations, which disappear after 24 hours. 

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