In an official Tweet today, the social media platform, Twitter, announced Voice Messages for DMs, which it has been trying to roll out for a while now.
According to the Tweet, starting today, some users will be able to send a voice message in DMs like Instagram and Facebook. The update will be sent out in a phased manner. This means it will reach everyone as the company completes the testing. As soon as the users receive the update, they will be able to select a chat in DM and start voice recording.
🎤test,🎤test: Starting today, you'll be able to record and send voice messages in DMs 😉 Here’s how👇
PS. The experiment will be rolled out in phases. pic.twitter.com/aqQM6h9sof
— Twitter India (@TwitterIndia) February 17, 2021
Inside the chat, there will be a small ‘Voice Icon’ at the bottom next to the Text Editor section. Clicking it will start recording. However, for now, the platform is only giving 140 seconds for the voice message as the limit. Once the audio is recorded, users will get an option to send the voice note or cancel it.
Although the process is similar for both Android and iOS users, the latter have the option to record audio by long-pressing the voice button to record and swipe it up and release to send the message.
As far as desktop users are concerned, they can listen to the messages but cannot record them.
The update is currently being rolled out to users in India, Brazil, and Japan but it will be expanded to other countries in the future.