Twitter began testing in three countries of a new feature that will allow users to send voice messages through direct messages. It is a new tool that is in line with the operation of .
audio tweets. Voice messages through direct messages allow you to send an audio recording privately to your contacts. The function, which was announced in September, is currently in trials in India, Brazil and Japan, according to Portaltic .
This function is similar to another that Twitter also has in tests: voice tweets. The user will find a button that allows to start recording the message. Once sent, a playback bar will appear, so that the recipient can listen to it.
As explained in Gadgets 360 , before sending the message, the user can listen to the recording. And in the case of iOS, there is the option to drag and send as soon as the recording is done.
The test is available to a limited number of users in selected countries, on Android and iOS mobile devices, but voice messages received to Through direct messages they can be heard on the desktop version of the social network.
On the other hand, the voice tweets function, currently in the testing phase for iOS users, will reach the Android and desktop versions this year. The company also prepares automatic transcriptions to text.
audio social network Voice messages appear to be gaining in popularity. To the point that there is a social network in which exclusively this type of content is shared. This is Clubhouse, one of the most popular startups in Silicon Valley these days and that was the focus of attention especially in recent days after Elon Musk debuted in this virtual space where he spoke about his daring project Neuralink, Mars, Tesla and Vaccines for the Covid-19.
Clubhouse was launched in May 2020 and is already causing everyone to talk. You cannot share videos, photos or images: everything is focused on the exchange of audios. It is accessed by invitation only, which gives it an aura of “exclusivity” that surely helped generate interest in at least some sectors.
There are audio rooms where hosts and guests meet to share their ideas. The content disappears once the room is closed, which offers a certain idea of transience, another element very typical of these times. The same does not mean that what happens there can be retransmitted by other means. In fact, Elon Musk's talk was reproduced on a YouTube channel.
Clubhouse already seems to have installed itself as a growing app. Twitter, for its part, continues to bet on voice options so that its users can also express themselves using that tool and the truth is that WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger have already offered these options for a long time. Is it a trend that is here to stay? While many can suffer from vo <messages, it is also true that for many it is a faster and more accurate way of communicating. And nothing prevents that audios can be listened to while doing other tasks.
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