It looks like Twitter is ready to add yet another feature to its platform. This time around the company is experimenting with the idea of allowing users to send ‘voice notes’ as direct messages.
The feature has always started to roll out in India, Brazil, and Japan, according to AndroidCentral. Twitter first announced that it plans to introduce voice DMs in 2020, and now it looks like that is finally becoming a reality.
Users who have access to the feature are able to use it by tapping on the voice recording icon located on the bottom left-hand corner of the message screen. The feature allows for 140 seconds long voice messages and is available for both iOS and Android versions of the official Twitter app in counties where the feature is available.
Take a look at how the new feature works below:
🎤test,🎤test: Starting today, you’ll be able to record and send voice messages in DMs 😉 Here’s how👇
PS. The experiment will be rolled out in phases. pic.twitter.com/aqQM6h9sof
— Twitter India (@TwitterIndia) February 17, 2021
According to Manish Maheshwari, Twitter India’s Managing Director, as reported by The Verge, the new voice message feature has been designed to, “give people a new way to express themselves and help them connect through the nuances, emotion, and empathy built by hearing someone’s voice,”
There is currently no word on when the feature will be made available to more users around the world.