How to use Twitter's new voice note feature

18 June 2020, 11:45

How to send a voice note on Twitter
How to send a voice note on Twitter. Picture: Guillaume Payen/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images, @LilNasX via Instagram
Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

Here's how to use Twitter's new voice note feature on Android and iOS.

We taught you how to post multiple GIFs on Twitter and all about the new Twitter Fleets feature, and now it's time to learn about the platform's latest offering – voice notes.

On Wednesday (June 17), Twitter announced its user's would now be able to record audio clips and attach them to tweets. The new feature launched on iOS and is only available for a select few Twitter users.

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"Sometimes 280 characters aren’t enough and some conversational nuances are lost in translation. So starting today, we’re testing a new feature that will add a more human touch to the way we use Twitter – your very own voice," Twitter's Maya Patterson and Rémy Bourgoin wrote in a blog post.


How to send a voice note on Twitter.

Using the new voice notes feature is pretty simple.

1) First, head to the Tweet composer and tap the wavelength icon next to the camera icon.

2) Now you should be able to see your profile picture and the record button at the bottom.

3) Tap the record button to create your message and share the voice tweet by hitting "Done". Remember, your profile picture will be attached to the audio tweet. 

4) Once finished, you can listen to voice tweets by pressing the play button.

Each voice tweet can capture up to 140 seconds of audio but if you have more to say, a new voice tweet starts automatically to create a thread once you've reached the time limit.

You can only use voice notes in original tweets and you can’t include them in replies or retweets with a comment.

How to send a voice note on Twitter for Android

Sadly, if you're using an Android the feature isn't available just yet, it's only on iOS. Twitter hasn't announced when Android users can expect to have the feature.

As you can imagine, people are already sharing hilarious voice note snippets.

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