Microblogging platform Twitter has started rolling out voice message features for direct messages (DMs) in India. Available as a part of an experiment, the feature is being currently rolled in a phased manner for Twitter users across select countries including Brazil, Japan and India.
The feature will allow Twitter users to send voice notes as DMs. Each voice message shall not be more than 140 seconds long. Voice messaging feature for DMs will be available for both Android and iOS users.
Announcing the new feature, Manish Maheshwari, Managing Director, Twitter India said “India is a priority market for Twitter and that is why we’re constantly testing new features and learning from people’s experience on the service here”.
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“We’re excited to bring the voice messages in DMs experiment to the country and give people a new way to express themselves and help them connect through the nuances, emotion, and empathy built by hearing someone’s voice,” he added.
This is not the first time Twitter has introduced an audio messaging feature on its platform. In June 2020, it rolled out voice tweets for users across the globe. The new voice message over DMs is similar to the existing feature on WhatsApp, Telegram and other messaging apps that allows one to send voice messages in private conversations.
How to send a voice DMs on Twitter
To begin sending a voice message via Twitter DMs, open an existing conversation or start a new chat. Now, tap on the voice recording button to record a message. While the iOS users can press and hold the mic button to record a message, Android users will need to tap on the button separately to begin and end a recording.
Users, both Android and iOS, will be able to hear the recorded message before sending it.