After getting a news about twitter test of audio clips in tweets last month, Twitter has today launched the new option to post 140-second audio clips in tweets for a selected group of users on iOS.
As you can see in this tweet, Hoe to create an audio clip in a tweet, users have to tap on the new wavelengths icon at the bottom right of the tweet section. You’ll then be able to record your audio, with your profile photo on screen and a recording progress bar at the bottom.
As shown above, audio clips will appear in stream and in tweets with your profile image in the center of the playback. And while the limit for audio clips is 140 seconds, Twitter says that “once you reach the time limit for a Tweet, a new voice Tweet starts automatically to create a thread”, so you can put together longer monologues to share with your tweet audience.
there will be interesting uses for audio clips, and aside from the concerns around abuse, it seems like it could be an interesting experiment, at the least.
Voice Tweets will be available to a limited group of Twitter users on iOS to begin with, but will be rolling out to all iOS users in the coming weeks, with other platforms to follow.
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