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

Subtle Warnings

The Benediction

Sound (and Soothing) Advice

Customer Complaints

That ONE Skit You’ve Always Wanted to Remake

Hidden Talents


A Meme Remake…But Make It “Moesha”

*WBLS Quiet Storm Voice*


Just Jokes…Because Why Not?