According to the foreign media the verge, after launching audio tweets for IOS in June,Twitter is now trying to get people to record and send voice messages via private message (DM).Alex Ackerman Greenberg, twitter DM product manager, said the company would soon test audio private messages. Brazil will be the first country to test the feature. He shared the message through a 20 second voice message: "we know that people want to have more choices in their conversations on twitter - both in public and in private."
Similar to audio tweets, audio messages also have a simple interface: there is only one play / pause button, and the sender's picture will jump when the message is played. The product team designed an "online recording experience that makes it easier to send these messages as part of a natural conversation process," so it's a difference from the current audio tweet interface. In the case of abuse of audio DM, there is also the option of "report message", which has always been a fair concern for private audio.
Twitter received a lot of criticism after announcing the launch of audio tweets, when the company apparently did not consider accessibility. In a recent interview with Protocol》, Dantley Davis, the company's design director, said :" we' ve launched something that shouldn't have been launched without this conversation ."
"For now, we have a full-time accessibility team within product development, which includes engineering and design ," Davis added. "We have also changed our product development process, so accessibility is always taken into account even in the conceptualization of functionality ."
Facebook and instagram already allow recording in private messages.