Twitter released the feature of audio clips for Tweets in June, and is now working on audio clips for DMs. The social media company is reportedly testing the feature with some of the users in Brazil on its platform.
Users noticed an 'audio messaging' option in their DM section with which they could record and send audio clips via DMs. Alessandro Paluzzi, a smartphone developer, spotted the feature back in August in Twitter's back-end code. From what we can see, it looks like the audio clips in Twitter's DMs could be recorded for up to 140 seconds at maximum, which is the same recording-length as for the audio messages in Tweets. The DM audio clips can be recorded with a recording button next to the button for message composition.
Audio messages for Tweets gained a lot of attention after it was launched, by users including celebrities who found a new way of communicating with fans on Twitter, but apparently over time, not as many people continued to use the feature.
Audio messages are, nevertheless, an inclusive tool for visually-impaired users to engage on Twitter, as Twitter's aim behind the feature was to make its platform more accessible.
In relation to improving accessibility, Twitter has made other significant moves too, including introducing two new teams dedicated to working on making Twitter more accessible to the world. Audio DMs are just another addition to Twitter's accessibility tools and also allow users for more creativity and freedom while connecting via messages.
As the audio messages for DMs are still under testing, we can't say if this is what the final version of the feature will exactly look like once Twitter officially releases it.