Twitter has rolled out voice notes as tweet attachments in their latest update launched on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.
The new feature is currently available to a ‘limited group of people’ only on iOS according to the company.
“Over the years, photos, videos, gifs, and extra characters have allowed you to add your own flair and personality to your conversations. But 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,” Maya Patterson and Rémy Bourgoin wrote
Learn How to Record Voice Tweets Here
You can Tweet a Tweet. But now you can Tweet your voice!
Rolling out today on iOS, you can now record and Tweet with audio. pic.twitter.com/jezRmh1dkD
— Twitter (@Twitter) June 17, 2020
“Each voice tweet captures up to 140 seconds of audio. Have more to say? Keep talking. Once you reach the time limit for a tweet, a new voice tweet starts automatically to create a thread,” Twitter said.
Note that you can’t include them in replies or retweets with a comment.
You can listen to audio tweets by hitting the play button. On iOS, Twitter says a dock will appear near the bottom of the app so you can listen to audio tweets and continue scrolling through your timeline. They’ll also keep playing in the background if you switch to another app.