Twitter tests innovative new voice tweeting feature

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter Inc has said it is testing a new feature that will allow users to tweet using their voice, capturing up to 140 seconds of audio in a single tweet.


  • Twitter announced it is testing a new voice feature o Wednesday
  • The functionality will enable users to capture 140 seconds of audio in a tweet
  • Feature is available to a limited number of users on Apple’s iOS platform

The feature will be available to a limited number of users on Apple’s iOS platform for now and be rolled out for more iOS users in the coming weeks, Twitter said in a blog post.

The micro-blogging platform said users will be able to create a voice tweet using a new “wavelengths” icon on the Tweet composer screen.

Social media companies including Twitter have long been under pressure to curb content such as abuse, harassment and misinformation on their platforms.

“We are working to incorporate additional monitoring systems ahead of bringing this to everyone,” Twitter spokeswoman Aly Pavela told Reuters.

“We’ll review any reported voice tweets in line with our rules, and take action, including labelling, as needed.”

Twitter, which adds labels to content containing manipulated or synthetic media, has also started adding fact-checking labels to certain types of coronavirus and election-related misinformation, including to a tweet by US President Donald J Trump about mail-in ballots.

Related article:
Alphabet's market cap hits $1 trillion

Last month, Twitter also added a warning to a tweet by Trump about Minneapolis protests that it said glorified violence.

The team at Platform Executive hope you have enjoyed the ‘Twitter tests innovative new voice tweeting feature‘ article. Automatic translation from English to a growing list of languages via Google AI Cloud Translation. Initial reporting via our official content partners at Thomson Reuters. Reporting by Ayanti Bera and Elizabeth Culliford. Editing by Ramakrishnan M. and Maju Samuel.

Share this Article