Twitter is launching voice tweets, at last! We have been on about this for years. So I thought I’d do a quick post about How to Tweet with your Voice.
Twitter has started rolling out audio tweets on iOS already and it will probably come to Android but no one has mentioned that yet. It also seems that they are keeping it very limited right now – I think because this is a test to see how it goes really. They have to start somewhere.
What am I talking about, well its simple really, you record audio snippets and attach them to your tweets. Voice Tweets will be published at Tweets with audio attachments that people can play. This is great if you are on the go and can’t type at the time. And if you have a lot to say, and also its more personal if people can hear your voice.
Just Saying App
What I cannot believe is that this has only just happened because in around 2014 (6 years ag0) we really wanted Twitter voice messages! I was part of an app called JustSayingApp by Cloudtalk which was a free voice app on IOS and Google play. On this audio messaging app, you recorded and shared within the app just like any other social network but you could attach the voice messages to your tweet. So you had talking tweets, it was amazing! Even Ricky Gervais was involved with it, but it was just ahead of its time, cost got too hight and it had to close. We were so sad, and there had never been anything like it since. It was just wonderful, read about Justsayingapp <here
Remy Bourgion Senior Software Engineer from Twitter said
For me that’s what twitter is all about – fitting it all into one tweet – even though I love Audio Tweets – I love native Twitter, I loved the simplicity of it.
- Longer Tweets
- Making Twitter just like every other network.
Still, that’s another story and I am digressing again. You do have to roll with the times, and they need to keep users. I do think voice messages might be fun, and useful too. Well let’s see how the trolls get on with it. Actually trolls would be too scared to use them, they usually hide behind their anonymous tweets, right? Thank goodness, Katie Hopkins has been banned from Twitter permanently – we had enough with her videos of herself ranting.
How to Tweet with your Voice.
First, make sure your app is updated to the newest version.
1 – Go to your Twitter app
2 – Open the Tweet composer
3 – Tap the new icon with wavelengths
If you don’t see this icon you don’t have the option yet.
4 – Take the record button and record your message
You can record up to 2 minutes and 20 seconds for each individual voice Tweet.
If its longer it will be threaded up to 25 Tweets.
5 – Tap Done when you are finished
You have the option to add Tweet text and/or start a thread with multiple Tweets.
When you have finished recording, tap Tweet to send.
When someone taps on your tweet it will play the audio message, and then it will turn into a threaded voice tweet on IOS. Also while they listen to the message it automatically minimizes in an audio dock space, and they can listen and continue scrolling tweets at the same time.
So now you know How to Tweet with your Voice – will you send an audio message on Twitter?