Facebook testing ‘Voice Clips’ status updates for Indian users
San Francisco: Fb is testing a brand new function referred to as “Add Voice Clip” that seems in its standing replace composer menu that permits customers to report a brief audio snippet to make use of as a standing replace.
The brand new function was first noticed by an Indian person and the social media big is testing “Voice Clips” as a standing replace choice with a small proportion of customers within the nation.
“Extra intimate than textual content however simpler to report than video, Fb hopes voice might get folks sharing extra on its ageing social community. And internationally, the place customers might should cope with non-native language keyboards, voice lets them converse their thoughts with no typing barrier,” TechCrunch reported on Saturday.
“We’re at all times working to assist folks share and join with their family and friends on Fb in methods which can be genuine to them. Voice Clips provides folks a brand new medium by which to specific themselves,” a Fb spokesperson was quoted as saying by TechCrunch.
Nonetheless, it’s not but recognized if the function could be rolled out globally.
The social media big is getting extra critical about voice-enabled options and it’s already engaged on sensible house audio system named Fiona and Aloha that are reportedly slated to launch round July.
Designed by Fb`s Constructing eight lab, the Aloha mannequin is reportedly extra refined than Fiona.
“The Aloha mannequin, to be marketed beneath the official title Portal, will use voice instructions however will even function facial recognition to establish customers for accessing Fb by way of a wide-angle lens on the entrance of the machine,” a Digitimes report mentioned.