Twitter to start testing voice direct messages (DMs).

Twitter is going to test a feature that will let users send voice messages through direct messages, according to a report. A twitter executive revealed that the micro blogging site is planning to start testing voice DMs and brazil will be the first country where the upcoming feature will be tested.

The new feature is also expected to have a simple interface. Twitter has recently rolled out audio tweets for iOS users, but the update isn’t available for everyone yet.

Voice messages on Twitter feature is expected to have a simple interface; with just a play/pause button. The product team has reportedly designed an in-line recording experience to make it easier to send these messages as part of the natural conversation flow. This makes it different from the audio tweets interface that twitter had rolled out to some iOS users in June.

Users will have the option of reporting a message in case the new feature is misused. Currently, people can send text, GIFs, images and videos through direct messages. While it was revealed that the feature will be first tested in brazil, there is no information about when the voice messages feature will be rolled out, even if just on a testing basis to other countries.

Twitter received backlash for the audio tweets feature it had recently rolled out for iOS. It was blamed for not factoring in accessibility, making twitter even more inaccessible to people with hearing limitations. In a recent interview, a twitter executive said that they now have a full-time accessibility team within product development and that accessibility would be considered even when features are conceptualized.

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