Twitter Favours Nigeria, Turkey to Test Voice Messaging Feature

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Twitter Favours Nigeria, Turkey to Test Voice Messaging Feature
Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

A popular social messaging platform, Twitter, has added a voice messaging feature to its offerings, choosing Nigeria and Turkey as choice pioneer countries to experiment it before rolling it out globally.

The choice of Nigeria is speculated to be connected to the huge subscription it enjoys from Nigeria. Statistics suggest over 7 million Nigerians use Twitter.

The voice messaging feature will afford users a limit of 140 seconds for each recording.

Twitter while adducing the rationale behind the feature said that there’s a lot that can be left unsaid or un-interpreted using text, and, so with the voice features it hopes to create a more human experience for listeners and storytellers alike.

The company in a statement said, “We want to encourage everyone to start private conversations about what matters to them using voice messages. We are looking forward to seeing how our feature is used in these two countries and receiving feedback on this experiment.

“Twitter is where you go to talk about what’s happening. We are constantly listening to what people who use Twitter want and testing new features to make it even easier for them to have conversations anywhere on our service, including Direct Messages (DMs).

“To make chatting in DMs more convenient, we are bringing voice messages to DMs. This experiment is rolling out in Turkey and Nigeria from today. This will give people more ways to express themselves clearly and quickly, whether they’re on the move, or there’s just too much to type.

“For a hands-free experience, in a DM conversation, account holders can tap the new voice recording icon once to begin recording. Tap the stop icon when completed and people will have the option to listen to their recording before sending or deleting it. Alternatively, they can also quickly send by holding down the voice recording icon and swiping up to send immediately after they’re done talking.”

On April 12, Twitter had however picked Ghana over Nigeria to site its Africa Operation Headquarters.

The Twitter Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Jack Dorsey, had stated that “The choice of Ghana as Headquarters for Twitter’s Africa operations is excellent news. The government and Ghana welcome very much this announcement and the confidence reposed in our country,” Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo had also tweeted.

This post was written by Obiajulu Joel Nwolu.

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