Twitter Adds Captions to Voice Tweets

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Twitter Adds Captions to Voice Tweets

Originally launched last June, voice tweets initially were available only to a small number of users on the platform during testing. In a blog post announcing the new audio feature at that time, staff product designer Maya Patterson and senior software engineer Remy Bourgoin wrote, “There’s a lot that can be left unsaid or uninterpreted using text, so we hope voice Tweeting will create a more human experience for listeners and storytellers alike.”

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The audio feature was quickly met with criticism, though, with users asking the company to address accessibility issues for those that were deaf or hard of hearing and therefore unable to take advantage of the feature’s benefits.

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