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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."

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

gaximus

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Back in my day we use to make a phone call. Full duplex conversations were the way of the future!
I prefer turn based conversations, so that I can take my turn when I have the time. But I've always hated talking on the phone.
 

mattopotamus

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127 second voice message....at that point you just call. It's like the person that leaves a 2 minute voicemail.
 

Oblivious.Robot

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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.
 

Razorpit

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I prefer turn based conversations, so that I can take my turn when I have the time. But I've always hated talking on the phone.
I'm thinking turned based conversations got society where it is today.

Sure there are times where turn based communication is very handy and needed but people are terrible at deciding when to use it and when not to.

Turned based conversation gives you the affordance to say whatever is on your mind to anyone you want to, and not have to deal directly with their response. Next we'll have moderators for personal conversations.
 

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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.

Yes, if we are talking in a neutral sense, you are right and I would be wrong. But, I believe I said so on account of what majorly happens in DMs in Indian Twitter. I was thinking about people who would now be using their voices to get at the liberal ones out there - again - this is what is happening on Indian Twitter - which was my thinking point. I was thinking of men flocking the DMs of prominent females in India who are raising their voices against what is going on in the country. Those men who spew hate towards those women in the words that they do on Twitter are, unfortunately, right-wing gentlemen. I was speaking in the context of Indian Twitter user base, and how they operate on this platform. Percentage of left-wingers bothering with inflicting maximum damage through literal voicing of their frustrations, would be in a negligible minority.

But yes, I see how I should have probably maintained a neutral stand in the face of obvious (in context and case of Indian Twitter, again) for sake of forum decorum. Apologies. :)
 
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gaximus

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I'm thinking turned based conversations got society where it is today.

Sure there are times where turn based communication is very handy and needed but people are terrible at deciding when to use it and when not to.

Turned based conversation gives you the affordance to say whatever is on your mind to anyone you want to, and not have to deal directly with their response. Next we'll have moderators for personal conversations.
But wasn't it nice to be able to stop and think through your response. :D
 
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