Twitter began to assess an alternative for its users to record and send audio messages through direct messaging. This is however only accessible on iOS device in Brazil and some designated countries.
This is just about three months after the release of the audio tweet feature. The audio message might be similar to the audio tweet and might not support recording lengths beyond 140 seconds.
It has also been speculated that this might be one of the accessibility alternatives the social media app guaranteed to bring in during a statement made early in September.
Twitter has arranged two committees to drive this plan, the committees are also working on augmenting computerized captions to audio and video by early 2021.
The publicity with the audio tweet went down as soon as it came up. But the audio messaging might be better. But then, the audio messaging might be better because people would rather convey their feelings privately.
Voice messaging is now one of the most preferred method of digital communication mainly because of its convenience. Although most people think that otherwise.
Voice messaging makes it easier for the other party to depict the sender’s emotions.
Voice message also makes it easier for non-English speakers to communicate because they do not have to struggle with the keyboard.
This is also the reason why WeChat was quick to adopt voice messaging.
A normal text messages involves you shaping your thoughts appropriately before sending your message message; you can even decide to delete it, just like some apps support: apps like WhatsApp offers the alternative to delete messages. To some users however, voice messaging, as with social media platforms, can be distractive.
Irrespective of the extensive adoption of audio messaging and its vast ability, facilitating it everywhere in an app like Twitter is unsuitable.
Voice features is very cool when it is used in direct messages (DMs) , however, having voice features on a timeline can be akward. This makes it important to point out why users need it.
This Twitter’s voice tweet feature was supposed to be an alternative for podcasters, content creators, and journalists, among others. Yet, it came out as a mere fun feature.
Although the voice features makes a possibility to be the major input for smartphones, it is unlikely that text will become the minor alternative anytime soon. But right now, voice tweets seems like an uncertain tool that Twitter can rely on as a strong benefit at the moment.