Twitter announced a new upcoming feature that adds an option to speak tweets instead of writing posts.

For now, the voice tweet will only be available for Apple mobile devices in the coming weeks.

“Sometimes 280 characters aren’t enough, and some conversational nuances are lost in translation,” said Product Designer Maya Patterson and senior software engineer Remy Bourgoin. 

“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.”

The tweet voice feature will be in the form of a “wavelength” icon that allows users to record their speeches. Each voice tweet will not take longer than 140 seconds of audio. 

If users speak longer, what they record will break down into a series of tweets posted as a threaded message.

“People will see your voice tweet appear on their timeline alongside other tweets,” the pair said.


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