Twitter has debuted their new voice tweet feature, a new way for users to post their thoughts and ideas to the platform beyond the traditional 140 characters.
The company made the announcement on Wednesday, saying everyone on the platform will soon be able to send voice tweets. Users will have the option to share audio recordings of up to 140 seconds directly to their feed to accompany the text, photos, videos, and GIFs they’re already able to share with their followers.
The feature has been designed to “add a more human touch” to the platform.
“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,” Twitter staffers wrote in the blog post.
“Whether it’s #storytime about your encounter with wild geese in your neighbourhood, a journalist sharing breaking news or a first-hand account from a protest, we hope voice Tweeting gives you the ability to share your perspectives quickly and easily with your voice.”
The ability to create voice tweets is only available to a “limited group” of iOS users to start, but Twitter says the feature should roll out to everyone using the Twitter for iOS app “in the coming weeks.”