How to use Twitter's new voice note feature
18 June 2020, 11:45
Here's how to use Twitter's new voice note feature on Android and iOS.
On Wednesday (June 17), Twitter announced its user's would now be able to record audio clips and attach them to tweets. The new feature launched on iOS and is only available for a select few Twitter users.
"Sometimes 280 characters aren’t enough and some conversational nuances are lost in translation. 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," Twitter's Maya Patterson and Rémy Bourgoin wrote in a blog post.
How to send a voice note on Twitter.
Using the new voice notes feature is pretty simple.
1) First, head to the Tweet composer and tap the wavelength icon next to the camera icon.
2) Now you should be able to see your profile picture and the record button at the bottom.
3) Tap the record button to create your message and share the voice tweet by hitting "Done". Remember, your profile picture will be attached to the audio tweet.
4) Once finished, you can listen to voice tweets by pressing the play button.
Each voice tweet can capture up to 140 seconds of audio but if you have more to say, a new voice tweet starts automatically to create a thread once you've reached the time limit.
You can only use voice notes in original tweets and you can’t include them in replies or retweets with a comment.
You can Tweet a Tweet. But now you can Tweet your voice!— Twitter (@Twitter) June 17, 2020
Rolling out today on iOS, you can now record and Tweet with audio. pic.twitter.com/jezRmh1dkD
How to send a voice note on Twitter for Android
Sadly, if you're using an Android the feature isn't available just yet, it's only on iOS. Twitter hasn't announced when Android users can expect to have the feature.
As you can imagine, people are already sharing hilarious voice note snippets.
This my twitter answering machine message in case I miss your tweet. pic.twitter.com/kipcXcehAF— 🌤 (@InBroadDay) June 17, 2020
Twitter introducing voicenote tweets as a way to celebrate me hitting 1mil. Loveeee 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/djDUxbWnGY— Chunkz (@Chunkz_EN) June 18, 2020
me : why hasn’t twitter given me voice notes yet?!?!?! 😡😡😡🥺— ZÉ TAYLOR (@FATHERBONNET) June 17, 2020
me if I had it : pic.twitter.com/2ZgXshFQCe
brummies with the voicenote feature on twitter be like pic.twitter.com/6EpGHffO0M— saan edeb daro mahino (@thoushallnotvex) June 17, 2020
Deleted this app and still no voice note! @Twitter whether you like it or not I will get it and I will shout— black lives matter PERIOD 💅🏾 (@the_odditty) June 17, 2020