It has never been clear how a platform like Twitter, with so many restrictions regarding posts, gained so much popularity. With 330 million active users come a lot of requested features that the platform is usually reluctant to implement.
Twitter has a 280 character count on its tweets, which is a significant improvement form 140 characters it had until 2017. Still many users feel it’s not enough to fully express ideas and start threads.
Now, some iOS users can tweet with their voices. The voice Tweet captures up to 140 seconds of audio. Once you reach the time limit for a Tweet, a new voice Tweet starts automatically to create a thread. The feature will become available to all iOS users in the following weeks.
To start a voice Tweet, open the Tweet composer, and tap the new icon with wavelengths. You’ll see your profile photo with the record button at the bottom – tap this to record your voice. Once you’re done, tap the Done button to end your recording and go back to the composer screen to Tweet.
Voice Tweets will appear on people’s timeline alongside other Tweets, and anyone can see (hear) them and reply. For iOS users, voice Tweets playback will start in a new window docked at the bottom of your timeline and can be listened to in the background.
This new feature will come in handy for people who love endless rants, and 240 characters of text just isn’t enough.
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