After rolling out audio tweets for iOS in June this year, Twitter is now looking to offer voice usage in direct messages or DMs as they are popularly known.
“Twitter is experimenting with the use of voice messages for DMs. Twitter’s product manager for direct messages,” Alex Ackerman-Greenberg said via a 20-second voice message to the verge.
The popular social media platform will be testing this feature soon and Brazil will be the first country to be included in the test.
Just like voice tweets, voice messages will have a simple, basic interface that includes just a play and pause button. The sender’s avatar, or profile picture, will pulsate as the message plays out.
The Verge reports that the product team designed an in-line recording experience to make it easier to send these messages as a part of the natural conversation flow so that it feels different from the current audio tweets interface.
There is also a report message option in case someone decides to misuse voice DMs. Since this audio clip is private, the chances of someone trying to do that is highly likely.
Facebook and Instagram already allow voice messages in DMs.