Twitter on Friday announced the roll-out of a new feature allowing users to launch live audio-only broadcasts.
Users will be able to create the broadcasts directly on Twitter itself, and also from Twitter-owned Periscope.
The feature is currently available only on iOS, with no timeframe given for when users on other platforms such as Android will experience it.
It is accessible from the same interface where users launch live video broadcasts.
While only iOS users can record audio broadcasts right now, Twitter users on all platforms will be able to listen to them.
It is expected to be used by people to share messages that are difficult to express within Twitter’s set 280 characters limit.
The feature can also be employed to share news as an audio file and mini-podcasts as well.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted that he looked forward to seeing the various ways users would put the new feature to use.
Those broadcasting the audio will also be able to view stats including the number of live viewers, replay viewers, time watched and other metrics.
“Sometimes you just want to talk, without being on camera. We’re launching audio-only broadcasting, so your followers can hear, but not see you,” the company tweeted on the update.
Sometimes you just want to talk, without being on camera. We’re launching audio-only broadcasting, so your followers can hear, but not see you.
Rolling out now for iOS. pic.twitter.com/tBsm37NcdH
— Twitter (@Twitter) September 7, 2018