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Audio tweet feature is available on Twitter

Micro-blogging social media platform Twitter began rolling out the audio tweet feature, initially for iOS users.

This social media site is one of the platforms that has millions of users across the world. Just like other sites, Twitter users can also post texts, photos, videos, gifs, and share links from other sites.

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However, this community is set to add another feature. One can now tweet his or her voice on the micro-blogging site. However, based on the report from CNN Business, the aim of Twitter to combat against “fake news” and other forms of misinformation might face a difficult consequence due to the audio tweet feature.

Reportedly, the company has already started introducing this feature to “limited group” of iOS users. It is expected that all iOS users will experience the new feature in these coming weeks.

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Based on the report, Twitter introduced the voice feature after the invite-only app called Clubhouse created a buzz online. It encourages users to spontaneously drop into voice chat rooms. However, this can have a downside as it can be a platform of abuse online – verbal harassment or hate content.

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Another downside of this is that it might be harder to detect or trace the voice than text. In line with this issue, a Twitter spokesperson said that the company is working to incorporate additional monitoring systems before this feature will be rolled out widely.

In addition, the spokesperson said that Twitter will investigate reported audio tweets and will take action according to the rules. However, this feature can’t be used to reply to a tweet.

The audio tweet is limited for 140 seconds but users can still continue to record and this will automatically create a thread. “There’s a lot that can be left unsaid or uninterpreted using text, so we hope voice Tweeting will create a more human experience for listeners and storytellers alike,” Twitter stated.

In 2016, a social media application QuipSphere also introduced this kind of feature.

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