Ever wrote a tweet you needed your followers to hear? Well, Twitter just made it possible to turn your thoughts into audio snippets.
In a blog published Wednesday (June 17), the social media giant announced that users can now record voice tweets to capture the nuance of a conversation. Each audio records for up to 140 seconds. If you need more time, just keep talking. A new voice tweet is automatically added to the thread once your recorded message runs over the time limit.
“There’s a lot that can be left unsaid or uninterpreted using text, so we hope voice Tweeting will create a more human experience for listeners and storytellers alike,” the post read.
For now, creating voice tweets is only available for a limited group of people on Twitter for iOS. In the coming weeks, more people will be able to access the feature, but there’s no word on when Android users will receive the update. In addition, these new tweets lack accessibility for deaf or hard-of-hearing persons.
Within hours of its release, Black Twitter quickly made A+ use of Twitter’s voice feature. With unmatched creativity, throwback voicemails, memes, unveiled hidden talents, skit remakes, and, ultimately, jokes accented timelines. Listen to all the cool ways Black Twitter is using the voice tweets so far.
The ’90s Answering Machine Message
This my twitter answering machine message in case I miss your tweet. pic.twitter.com/kipcXcehAF
— 🌤 (@InBroadDay) June 17, 2020
Y’all know whatever technology means for good… pic.twitter.com/PZNsa5Ph72
— Naima Cochrane (@naima) June 17, 2020
It’s time to pray! 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/IIOYw6FBKP
— drea〽️• crea✝️e • in⚡️pire (@AlisaHaughton) June 17, 2020
Sound (and Soothing) Advice
it’s reading rainbow pic.twitter.com/OsmlCZQ0R0
— taylor crumpton (@taylorcrumpton) June 17, 2020
absolutely raging, zero stars pic.twitter.com/zsd3g95mPO
— Gena-mour Barrett (@SmileGena) June 17, 2020
That ONE Skit You’ve Always Wanted to Remake
— Miabelle (@MiabelleNYC) June 17, 2020
A Meme Remake…But Make It “Moesha”
Well this is fun. pic.twitter.com/KccaICw7bL
— Monty Jones (@____Mani) June 17, 2020
*WBLS Quiet Storm Voice*
Just Jokes…Because Why Not?
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) June 17, 2020