Twitter has extended support for voice direct messages on iOS and Android in India starting today, the twitter has announced. Android Central reports that the audio messages are now available in three countries worldwide: India, Brazil, and Japan. Plans for voice DMs were first announced last year. Twitter says the feature, which it’s calling an “experiment,” will roll call at India in phases.
In a statement, Twitter India’s director , Manish Maheshwari, said voice messages are designed to “give people a replacement thanks to express themselves and help them connect through the nuances, emotion, and empathy built by hearing someone’s voice.” Similar features are already available on other services like Messenger, Instagram DMs, and WhatsApp.
A video released by Twitter India shows how the feature works. Users can start recording employing a small icon to the proper of the message box, and voice messages are often up to 140 seconds long . There’s an choice to review a voice message before sending it. Although it isn’t possible to send voice messages from the online at the instant , browsers can reportedly still replay the audio clips.
While Twitter has traditionally been a text-based platform, it’s tested variety of audio-centric features over the last year, including audio tweets the corporate has been testing on iOS also as Twitter Spaces, which are voice chat rooms almost like what Clubhouse offers. However, Twitter’s audio ambitions faced criticism for his or her lack of accessibility options. In response, the corporate announced it had been fixing new accessibility teams within the corporate which it might be adding automated captions to audio and video on the platform in 2021.