Nigeria and Turkey, has been selected as the first two countries to test the new voice messaging feature on Twitter.
With over 7 million Nigerians on twitter, and the massive subscription it enjoys in Nigeria, the company’s preference for Nigeria to experiment the new feature before taking it to other countries is valid.
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The new feature, will allow users a limit of 140 seconds for each recording.
According to the social messaging plat-form, there’s a lot that can be left unsaid or uninterpreted using text, and so, with the new voice feature, it hopes to create a more human experience for listeners and story tellers alike, which is the reason why Twitter opted for the new feature.
A statement from Twitter reads:
“We want to encourage everyone to start private conversations about what matters to them using voice messages. We are looking forward to seeing how our feature is used in these two countries and receiving the feedback on this experiment.
“Twitter is where you go to talk about what’s happening. We are constantly listening to what people who use Twitter want and testing new features to make it even easier for them to have conversations anywhere on our service, including Direct Messages (DMs).
“To make chatting in DMs more convenient, we are bringing voice messages to DMs. This experiment is rolling out in Turkey and Nigeria from today. This will give people more ways to express themselves clearly and quickly, whether they’re on the move, or there’s just too much to type.
“For a hands-free experience, in a DM conversation, account holders can tap the new voice recording icon once to begin recording. Tap the stop icon when completed and people will have the option to listen to their recording before sending or deleting it. Alternatively, they can also quickly send by holding down the voice recording icon and swiping up to send immediately after they’re done talking”