Welcome to the 279th episode of Social Chatter, the longest running social media marketing talk show. In addition to covering the latest breaking social media news, this article will focus on social media news from this past week, including the ability to record audio direct messages on Twitter.
We will also take a look at the following social media news topics.
- TikTok launches TikTok Shop, a way to monetize your TikTok videos.
- YouTube rolled out YouTube Shorts Report in anticipation of YouTube Shorts launching soon.
- LinkedIn announced a magazine called Return to Growth.
- New tool: Make your in-person and online presentations more interactive with Slido.
If you missed our last episode of our social media marketing talk show, we discussed if a Twitter subscription model would be something marketers and business owners would pay for.
Social Chatter: Social Media Marketing Talk Show - Episode 279
Twitter Voice Recordings, A Pre-Cursor to Twitter Spaces
This week, Twitter began rolling out Twitter voice recordings.
With Twitter audio, you can create audio recordings when sending direct messages.
This will allow you to record an audio direct message and send it to your followers.
Right now, Twitter voice recordings are only available to a limited number of users. Twitter plans to roll this feature to everyone in phases.
How Do Twitter Voice Recordings Work?
To create Twitter voice recordings, first, update your Twitter app from your devices App Store.
Next, go to the Direct Messages tab in your app.
When you go to type out a DM, you'll have the ability to also record audio instead.
Press and hold on the voice recording icon.
When you are finished with your recording, you can preview it and then tap to send it as a direct message.
Why Twitter Voice Recordings For Direct Messages Matter For Your Business
With Twitter Spaces, their Clubhouse alternative, on the horizon, Twitter voice recordings will be a way to get users accustomed to sending audio.
While Twitter voice recordings aren't new (you can already send voice messages in Facebook Messenger and on WhatsApp), they are somewhat new.
Some users have had the ability to send audio tweets for over a year now.
Voice recordings are a new way for Twitter users to communicate with their followers.
If you are a business and your customers have not been using their voice to communicate, you can give them a nudge by recording Twitter voice recordings for them.
Just like anything, sending audio might not be something your customers are accustomed to. They are in fact, widely used in place of text messages in many more countries.
For now, if you're not comfortable with sending a voice recording, practice with some of your friends, family, and closest customers, and then consider sending Twitter voice recordings over time.
By then, Twitter should be out with Twitter Spaces, their version of Clubhouse, an audio-only app.
Other Social Media News Mentioned
Here are some additional social media news topics that we covered on our weekly live social media marketing talk show that are worth checking out.
- TikTok is adding the ability to monetize your account.
- YouTube is publishing Shorts Report, a way to prepare you for YouTube Shorts.
Clubhouse Bio Generator
The first tool that we have for you this week is Clubhouse Bio Generator.
Do you need to quickly create a bio for your Clubhouse account?
It can be more difficult having to do this from your mobile device, since Clubhouse requires that you use an Apple iOS device, such as an iPhone or iPad.
With the Clubhouse Bio Generator, you can quickly create your bio on a desktop and then bring it right over to your mobile device via a unique URL.
From there, you can copy and paste it into your Clubhouse app.
Here is a look at the interface for this Clubhouse tool.
The bio generator is a free tool.Automatically generate a bio for Clubhouse
The second tool that we have for you this week is Slido.
Are you looking to have more engaging and interactive meetings or presentations?
Slido helps you engage with your audience in real-time.
Here is a look at how Slido works.
Slido offers a free plan. If you need to add more participants, you can upgrade to their Engage and Professional plans, starting at $12 and $20 per month respectively.
Create engaging Q&As and Polls
To sum it up this week, we discussed Twitter voice recordings for direct messages. Right now, they are only rolling this feature out in phases; however, it's good to start practicing. This way when Twitter Spaces are available, you'll be comfortable sending audio over Twitter.
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