Micropodcasting? Facebook tries Voice Clip status updates

Facebook is beta testing a new option

Can’t be bothered typing your least post updates on your smartphones? Facebook is beta testing a new option which would enable you to share voice clips as status updates, providing another means through which to share your thoughts and opinions. Facebook’s is actually doing a first test phase of voice clips with a small percentage of users in India. The feature was actually spotted ‘in the wild’, with Twitter user Abhishek Saxena sharing screenshots of it in action.

Facebook reportedly had this to say: “We’re always working to help people share and connect with their friends and family on Facebook in ways that are authentic to them. Voice Clips gives people a new medium through which to express themselves.”

Its just one of the many expanding ways for personal sharing updates, since users can send voice clips in Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp this seems like another natural evolution – which Facebook is very keen to boost, given usage of the app has declined in recent times.

Facebook is also planning to test out Audio and Video calling options on one of its other assets – Instagram. This would add to Instagram’s popular direct messaging features – which they’ve upgraded over the last 12 months, and would further compliment their live-stream guests’ option, which gives users a means to connect, in real time, through the app.

Bookmarking with Twitter

The use of the “LIKE” button has been popularised on the majority of Social Media Platforms, in Twitter’s case as it’s a way to appreciate a tweet, show an agreement or sometimes to practically save particular tweets for later reading. To this end, Twitter is releasing a Bookmark feature which will remove that ambiguity.

No need to like a tweet just to revisit later which will remain there forever. The process has been made simple explains Twitter press release:

“To bookmark a Tweet, tap the share icon under the Tweet and select, ‘Add Tweet to Bookmarks,'”. “To find it later, tap ‘Bookmarks’ from your profile icon menu. You can remove Tweets from your Bookmarks at any time. A much-needed update.

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