Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and host of other social media site has got live video feature in it but none with the live audio feature. Now, Twitter has added a new feature to their mobile app – “audio-only broadcast”.
Getting this info, the first thing I did was update my Twitter app but I still couldn’t find the Audio broadcasting feature. So I did a little digging and found that it’s available now for just iOS users. Heartbreaking!
This is somewhat a bittersweet news for me. Bitter because I cannot enjoy this feature now being an Android user and sweet because hopefully, Twitter on Android will soon get this feature too!
Twitter should have considered the Global OS market share 2018 statistics that says 88% of all smartphones sold to end users were phones with the Android operating system. Trying it out on Android would have made this feature more popular among Twitter users than it would on iOS users. But then, this is just my opinion.
Being audio only, I know it would save data, and could be quite. This audio-only broadcast works same as the video live broadcast. The only difference here is they can’t see you but they can hear you loud and clear. Radio stations and podcasters can make good use of this. Should you want to have a shot at being an OAP, this will do you good. If you are having a bad hair day and you want to just talk without being on camera, the new audio broadcasting feature is perfect.
All you have to do is update your Twitter app, tap on the compose icon, tap “Go Live”, then tap the mic sign on the screen and you are live.