Twitter on Wednesday mentioned it’s extending voice messages help in Direct Messages (DMs) to India. The characteristic remains to be at an experimental stage and will likely be rolled out in phases to customers. India is now the third nation after Brazil and Japan to get entry to the characteristic.
Twitter had first introduced the voice messages functionality in DMs in September final 12 months. Customers can document and ship as much as 140 seconds lengthy audio messages. Notice that the flexibility to ship an audio message is barely obtainable on cell (Android and iOS), nevertheless, one can hear to those messages wherever and nevertheless they use Twitter.
The interface is sort of fundamental because it includes a simply play/pause button. Customers even have the choice to report an audio message to stop misuse of the characteristic.
“India is a precedence marketplace for Twitter and that’s the reason we’re continually testing new options and studying from folks’s expertise on the service right here. We’re excited to convey the voice messages in DMs experiment to the nation and provides folks a brand new technique to specific themselves and assist them join by means of the nuances, emotion, and empathy constructed by listening to somebody’s voice,” mentioned Manish Maheshwari, Managing Director, Twitter India.
Voice messages could also be new on Twitter, however widespread on the spot messaging functions corresponding to Messenger and WhatsApp have had this for fairly a while.
The voice DMs are a part of Twitter’s efforts to supply audio-focused providers on its platform. Final 12 months, Twitter rolled out voice tweets support for its customers. Because it implies, customers can put up audio as tweets. The characteristic, nevertheless, has not rolled out for everybody.
Only recently, Twitter started rolling out Spaces to a choose group of customers in India. Areas is sort of just like Clubhouse, an invite-only software that permits customers to setup audio-based dialogue group. Clubhouse has turn out to be fairly widespread with names like Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk making their appearances on the platform.