The company made the announcement on Wednesday via Twitter saying;
You can Tweet a Tweet. But now you can Tweet your voice!
Rolling out today on iOS, you can now record and Tweet with audio. pic.twitter.com/jezRmh1dkD
— Twitter (@Twitter) June 17, 2020
It stated that it is rolling out the feature to record audio snippets and attach them to tweets.
The new add-on is available first on iOS devices and launched on Wednesday for a limited group of people.
According to Twitter’s senior software engineer, Rémy Bourgoin and staff product designer, Maya Patterson in a blog post;
Sometimes 280 characters are not enough and some conversational nuances are lost in translation. So starting today, we are testing a new feature that will add a more human touch to the way we use Twitter — your very own voice.
However, audio can only be added to original tweets and not replies or retweets with a comment.
Another minor thing to note is that whatever your profile picture is when you record an audio clip will always be attached to that audio tweet.
Your current profile photo will be added as a static image on your audio attachment and will not refresh if you update your profile photo.
It stated that;
You can listen to audio tweets by hitting the play button. On iOS, a dock will appear near the bottom of the app so you can listen to audio tweets and continue scrolling through your timeline. They will also keep playing in the background if you switch to another app.
The announcement has since sparked funny reactions from many Nigerians.
See some reactions below;
I don’t even have the choose who can reply feature talk more or Twitter VN. E b things o.😫😬😀
— Moji Sensei Delano (@MojiDelanoBlog) June 17, 2020
Twitter VN never even reach 1 day and gen don dey already sound for some people background.😭
— Omoniyi Israel (@__Omoissy) June 17, 2020
Jack introducing this Twitter Vn don spoil market for catfish accounts business.
You be girl for avi, man by voice. 😂
— Bossmann™ (@RealBossmann) June 17, 2020
After sending twitter VN and you realise your mum’s voice was in the background, screaming at you for not flushing since morning pic.twitter.com/GRvO3OdiHY
— Ay🌚deji (@datmastermind80) June 17, 2020
The good thing about this Twitter VN feature is that some people wey you no rate before, you go come rate them cos their voice too fineeee
— Peng Man 🔥 (@pengmanmodel) June 17, 2020
With this Twitter VN feature, threads are going to be obsolete.
If you enter controversy for this app Na to release 2 mins voicenote to explain yourself 😂
If you no talk well Dem go drag you, if you use too much accent Dem go drag you.
Lovely 😂 👏
— Peng Man 🔥 (@pengmanmodel) June 17, 2020
Scenes when you listen to your wcw make a Twitter VN pronouncing “lingerie” as “lean Jerry”
— Ichie Bullion (@principe_viii) June 17, 2020
See what Twitter gave me instead of Twitter VN ? This life no balance 😔 pic.twitter.com/WjUrRZOyWo
— S.L.E.D.G.E 🔨 (@SledgeAma) June 17, 2020
Just imagine tweeting something against Wizkid or Tacha and their fans come out en masse to rain curses on you with Twitter VN. Omo, iku deeee 😂 😂
— Fairly used boyfriend 💫 (@brysonadahcole) June 17, 2020
Football banter with Twitter VN. Many people will deactivate their accounts.
— Efam Harris™ (@iefamharris) June 17, 2020
How long before “H factor” starts trending? Lol. Twitter VN is just an extra layer of bants and Wahala on this app.
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) June 17, 2020
Catfish accounts right now after hearing about Twitter VN. pic.twitter.com/faVa9P24ez
— Laolao (@itz_laolao) June 17, 2020
Omoh twitter VN go hard for Cat fish oo 😭,
Let me hear your voice babe
No, I have cough and cattarh 😬
— Thesemilore🌍🚀 (@thesemilore) June 17, 2020
Dragging go sweet with this Twitter VN 😂😂😂😂….. Any small issue like this, person go just record voice note dey shalaye 😂😂 cruissseeeee
— Akeula Trendy™ (@akeula_trendy) June 17, 2020
My own Twitter VN should better come with autotune.
— Tomiwa Talabi (@itsTomiwa) June 17, 2020
Thanks to Jack for updating Twitter VN, anybody who disrespects wizkid I will insult the person father in yoruba. pic.twitter.com/RnU6ID8mSJ
— Moshpuppi (@Mosopeogungbem3) June 17, 2020
People will be dropping Account number with Twitter VN
The begging just got real 😭
— Obong Roviel 👑 (@ObongRoviel) June 17, 2020
Some Nigerians using the app have sampled the audio tweets feature.
Listen to some below;
— DANNY 👑 (@Danny_Walterr) June 17, 2020
Don’t be surprised when you see Twitter VN like pic.twitter.com/vHew6ptgbA
— Ademola Victor ❁ (@AdemolaVictor) June 17, 2020
I’m setting a trend mixed accents on twitter vn pic.twitter.com/mxWFlhKLnX
— Praise Diresu 🧚🏾 (@praaisse) June 17, 2020
— QUEEN D•£•B•B•I•£💖 (@_mizzt) June 17, 2020
The update comes two days after CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, announced that its sister app, WhatsApp has launched its payment platform, WhatsApp Pay in Brazil.
The move comes as Facebook pushes ahead with plans to bring more e-commerce to its platforms.
WhatsApp Pay allows users to send money to one another for free or make purchases from small businesses.