November 9, 2022
Twitter iOS audio tweets debut

Twitter Now Lets Some Users on iOS Tweet with Their Voice

Twitter unveils a new feature for its iOS mobile app — voice tweets — that lets people dictate their posts, with up to 140 seconds of recording time…

It’s not always convenient to text out a tweet. Sometimes, it’s easier to speak thoughts than it is to type or tap them out. Twitter seems to recognize this conundrum and it’s beginning to roll out a new feature that allows people to use their voice, instead of having to rely on a keyboard.

Twitter iOS Audio Tweets Debut

The new audio tweeting tool is now available to a small group of users on iOS. If it’s enabled, a new waveform icon will appear alongside the camera icon inside the tweet composition window. Tap on it and a red button will then appear near the screen bottom. Hit said button and then record a message, up to 140 seconds in length. Twitter’s Maya Patterson and Rémy Bourgoin wrote in a blog post:

“Sometimes 280 characters aren’t enough and some conversational nuances are lost in translation. So, we’re testing a new feature that will add a more human touch to the way we use Twitter — your very own voice.”

If that time limit isn’t enough, simply keep talking. This will automatically create a thread to continue delivering your thoughts. But, this is limited to original compositions, it won’t work with replies or retweets.

Ashley Lipman

Ashley Lipman is a super-connector with Outreachmama who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking.

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