As reported by TheVerge, Twitter will soon start testing voice Direct Messages which means that it will let users record and send voice messages as a direct message.
The layout of voice DMs will be similar to voice tweets with just a play/pause button. Just like voice tweets, the user’s current profile photo will be added to the voice note as a static image when the note plays. There will also be a “report message” option for users to prevent misuse of audio messages, the report said.
Brazil will be the first country where the feature will be tested. Twitter’s product manager for direct messages, Alex Ackerman told The Verge about the development through a 20-second voice message.
“We know people want more options for how they express themselves in conversations on Twitter — both publicly and privately,” he told the publication.
Currently, platforms such as Instagram and WhatsApp have support for audio messages.
Adding voice to the platform is one of the ways in which Twitter is making it more accessible for people with different abilities. Twitter in June had announced that it was testing audio tweets for users on iOS.
At the moment, Facebook and Instagram allow Audio recording in DMs.