Twitter is expanding its voice tweet function to more on iOS. This feature was in June, allowing users to use their voice tweets through the new “wavelength” icon. Twitter also plans to add transcriptions for audio and video to make it more accessible. When the microblogging platform began testing voice tweets a few months ago, it was criticized for not considering accessibility. Twitter said it will start rolling out voice tweets for Android and the Web in 2021.

Twitter Announce It will roll out voice tweets to more iOS users so that it can continue to learn how people use audio. The voice tweet feature can capture up to 140 seconds of audio in a single tweet, but so far is only to a limited number of users. Twitter also said that it is currently working to introduce voice tweets to Android and the Web in 2021.

Twitter received strong opposition after launching voice tweets in June for not considering accessibility.The company is in a tweet Today, it has taken feedback seriously and is working to provide to make voice tweets easier to use. The social media giant said that audio and video transcription is part of its larger plan, which aims to make Twitter reach everyone with all existing and new .

After being criticized for being inaccessible, Twitter at the beginning of this month Announce It is establishing two new teams to focus on accessibility. The Center for Accessibility Excellence will set goals and drive progress to help make all aspects of Twitter more accessible. At the same time, the experience accessibility will focus on new and existing features and products on Twitter, aiming to provide greater accessibility on the microblogging platform.

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Twitter will also testing voice DM soon.


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