Twitter Expands Support for DM Voice Messages on iOS and Android to India

Starting today, Twitter users in India will have the ability to send voice messages in their Twitter DMs that are up to 140 seconds long, the company announced (via The Hindu).

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Twitter says the rollout in India will be conducted in phases, so not all users will see the feature straight away. For users who do, there’ll be a new icon that replaces the typical "Send" button within existing or new chats on iOS and Android that starts the recording. Once you begin recording, Twitter starts a countdown from 140 seconds until you press stop, or the time runs out. Before you send the audio message, Twitter does offer you the ability to listen to the recording.

The ability to record and send messages is currently only available on iOS and Android, while users on the web can only so far listen to recordings. With the rollout in India today, Android Central reports the feature is now available in three countries: India, Brazil, and Japan.

Twitter announced plans to bring voice messages to chat last year as part of its effort to offer users more options to "express themselves in conversations." Support for voice messages follows the rollout of audio tweets in June, and recent testing of audio group room chats called "Spaces."

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Top Rated Comments

Oblivious.Robot Avatar
8 months ago

I can already see right-wing hate-spewers now attacking people in DMs through voice! A more personal attack that would affect the victims worse than simply reading words full of hate. This is not a good move in India right now.
The only reason I disagreed, is by the fact that you singled out "right-wing hate-spewers", as if the "left-wing hate-spewers" are angels sent from the heaven to purify our Earth, and would never partake in the very real cancel culture to whatever they disagreed.

Good day.
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Powerguru Avatar
8 months ago
Twitter should just shutdown. It has done too much harm than good.
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macintoshmac Avatar
8 months ago
Twitter should exit India, frankly, instead of providing more ways that people will misuse to engage and hurt.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Razorpit Avatar
8 months ago
Back in my day we use to make a phone call. Full duplex conversations were the way of the future!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kilamanjaro101 Avatar
8 months ago
Bad idea... someone is going to figure out how to abuse this.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Delta-NC Avatar
8 months ago
Deleted.
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