Back in June, Twitter announced voice tweets, at least for iOS. Now, the company is considering adding the ability for users to send voice direct messages too.
Though as The Verge reports, there’s no specific date as to when the feature will roll out just yet. Twitter direct message product manager Alex Ackerman-Greenberg said, fittingly via a 20-second voice message, that the company will be testing the feature soon. And as with many of the company’s previous feature tests, Brazil will be the first country to get it.
The report also says that the voice message feature will have a simple and basic interface like voice tweets. You’ll get just a play / pause button, and the sender’s avatar pulsates as their voice message plays. There’s also the option to report a message for when a sender is abusing the feature.
Overall, it’s a nice feature to have. This is especially when Twitter is so late to the party with voice messages. The company’s main social media competitor, Facebook, and its subsidiary Instagram, has had voice messages for quite awhile now. And that’s to say nothing of messaging apps like WhatsApp that’s also owned by the social media company.
(Source: The Verge)