The feature will be available first for Twitter users on iOS.
While in the longest time we’ve gotten used to sending Tweets in either text, image, or video, the social media platform is introducing a new way to express yourself – through voice. This feature lets you record a voice note which will then be tweeted and can be heard by your followers.
Rolling out starting today to Twitter for iOS users, Voice Tweets is accessible when you compose a new tweet. If you have the feature ready to use, you should see a new icon right next to the camera button when you’re composing a tweet. Each Voice Tweet can record up to 140 seconds of audio and don’t worry if you reach the limit, a new tweet will simply be made and will be added as part of a thread.
Voice Tweets will still look like normal tweets, but tapping them will instantly play the audio. A small window will be docked at the bottom where you can control playback and still continue scrolling through Tweets.
Voice Tweets is rolling out to all iOS users this week. No word yet if Android support is coming soon.