Microblogging website Twitter has expanded its voice tweet feature for iPhone users. Twitter introduced its voice tweet feature in June 2020. This feature will allow iOS users to tweet using the ‘Wavelength’ icon in the app. This icon will allow them to tweet with their voice. This will allow Twitter users to record an audio snippet and tweet them in one click.
Users can use this feature from the Composer tab. The ‘wavelength’ icon is designed specifically for this purpose. Users should just tap on this icon. After tapping on the icon, users can view their profile photo with a recording button below the photo. By clicking on this recording button, they can record 140 seconds of audio.
Twitter now plans to add transcription for audio and video to effectively reach more iOS users. Twitter has said that it will start rolling out voice tweets for web and Android devices in 2021. Twitter faced a lot of criticism in June for not offering accessibility to Android users.
The company has now stated that it is seriously working on the negative feedback received on the accessibility feature. It states that it is now working to provide transcription. Twitter also said that the transcription feature for audio and video is a part of its larger plan. This will make Twitter easily accessible to everyone, no matter which device they use.
Twitter has revealed that it has specifically formed two new teams to work on the accessibility portion of the voice tweet feature. Goals will be set by the Accessibility Center for Excellence. The Accessibility Center for Excellence will also help improve and progress to make Twitter equally accessible to all users around the world.
The Experience Accessibility Team has been formed to work on and improve all existing and new features of Twitter. They will also focus on Twitter products and other aspects to make Twitter more accessible to all users around the world. Twitter took its official endorsement to post these messages. It also added that it is rolling out voice tweets to more people on iOS to find out how people are using audio. The microblogging platform will soon begin testing Voice DM, with another new feature yet to be unveiled.