The micros-blogging platform, Twitter, has yesterday introduced a voice messaging feature to its platform, in select markets – Nigeria and Turkey. The two are the first countries to experiment it before taking it round.
The companyâ€™s preference for Nigeria could not be unconnected to the massive usage it enjoys in Nigeria. It is estimated that well over 7 million Nigerians are on twitter.Â The new feature allows users a limit of 140 seconds for each recording.
Explaining why it opted for the new feature, Twitter said that thereâ€™s a lot that can be left unsaid or uninterpreted using text, and, so with the voice features it hopes to create a more human experience for listeners and story tellers alike.
According to Twitter: â€œWe want to encourage everyone to start private conversations about what matters to them using voice messages. We are looking forward to seeing how our feature is used in these two countries and receiving the feedback on this experiment. â€œTwitter is where you go to talk about whatâ€™s happening.
We are constantly listening to what people who use Twitter want and testing new features to make it even easier for them to have conversations anywhere on our service, including Direct Messages (DMs). â€œTo make chatting in DMs more convenient, we are bringing voice messages to DMs. This experiment is rolling out in Turkey and Nigeria from today.
This will give people more ways to express themselves clearly and quickly, whether theyâ€™re on the move, or thereâ€™s just too much to type.
How To Send Voice Messages on Twitter
In a DM conversation, account holders can tap the new voice recording icon once to begin recording. Tap the stop icon when completed and people will have the option to listen to their recording before sending or deleting it.
Alternatively, you can also quickly send by holding down the voice recording icon and swiping up to send immediately you are done talking.