Social messaging plat-form, Twitter, yesterday added a voice messaging function to its platform, deciding on Nigeria and Turkey as first two international locations to experiment it earlier than taking it spherical
The corporate’s desire for Nigeria couldn’t be unconnected to the huge subscription it enjoys in Nigeria.
It’s estimated that effectively over 7 million Nigerians are on twitter. The brand new function permits customers a restrict of 140 seconds for every recording.
Explaining why it opted for the brand new function, Twitter mentioned that there’s quite a bit that may be left unsaid or uninterpreted utilizing textual content, and, so with the voice options it hopes to create a extra human expertise for listeners and story tellers alike. Assertion from Twitter learn: “We need to encourage everybody to start out non-public conversations about what issues to them utilizing voice messages. We’re wanting ahead to seeing how our function is utilized in these two international locations and receiving the suggestions on this experiment.
“Twitter is the place you go to speak about what’s occurring. We’re continuously listening to what individuals who use Twitter need and testing new options to make it even simpler for them to have conversations wherever on our service, together with Direct Messages (DMs).
“To make chatting in DMs extra handy, we’re bringing voice messages to DMs. This experiment is rolling out in Turkey and Nigeria from right now. This can give individuals extra methods to specific themselves clearly and shortly, whether or not they’re on the transfer, or there’s simply an excessive amount of to sort.
“For a hands-free expertise, in a DM dialog, account holders can faucet the brand new voice recording icon as soon as to start recording. Faucet the cease icon when accomplished and other people may have the choice to hearken to their recording earlier than sending or deleting it. Alternatively, they will additionally shortly ship by holding down the voice recording icon and swiping as much as ship instantly after they’re executed speaking”