Facebook is testing Voice Clips as a medium for a status update. The company is rolling out this feature as a trial to a small percentage of users in India.
To post a voice clip, users can record their voice and preview the clip before posting (but aren’t able to edit it). You can share the clip to your News Feed where your following will be able to hear it.
Facebook believes that sharing content through voice updates is more personal than a text status and less complicated than recording a video. The feature may also be helpful for language barriers on devices.
The social media platform is trying to stay innovative in order to not fall behind amidst competing platforms, and this new feature may serve as a new way for users to express themselves. Given the popularity of podcasts, it will be interesting to see how this new status update option will perform.
It’s not yet known when this feature will be introduced to the rest of the world, but Imagine’s social team will be watching for the rollout to happen.
Story By: Sophie Duncan