Social networking platform Twitter has started testing a new feature that will allow its users to send voice notes through direct messages, according to a report by The Verge.
The report claims that this was confirmed by Alex Ackerman-Greenberg, product manager for direct messages at Twitter, and that the company will be first testing it out in Brazil.
“We know people want more options for how they express themselves in conversations on Twitter — both publicly and privately,” Greenberg said.
The report claims that the voice messages on Twitter will have a simple interface and offer only a play/pause button. When the message is playing, the avatar of the sender pulsates, as per the report. The platform is also going to offer its users an option to report the message too in case they find something shady.
“The product team designed an “in-line recording experience to make it easier to send these messages as part of the natural conversation flow,” so that’s one difference from the current audio tweets interface,” added the report.
Back in June, the company rolled out support for voice-based tweets for its users.
This feature allowed users — a limited group of people on Twitter for iOS to start with — to record voice tweets for up to 140 seconds. Once that limit is reached, a new voice tweet starts thereby automatically creating a thread.