Just a few of us at The Verge have observed one thing new about Twitter’s iOS app: while you pull all the way down to refresh your feed, you would possibly hear a few new noises. One is somewhat windup trill that performs while you first pull the feed, and after your feed is completed refreshing, you would possibly hear a brief affirmation chirp. (Although the sounds are extra robotic than any real-life chicken I’ve heard.)
I made a recording so you possibly can hear what I’m listening to. It’s somewhat totally different from the quick “pop” you might need heard when refreshing earlier than.
We’re not precisely positive when the change kicked in, however we first observed it Friday afternoon, and we’ve seen a bunch of tweets in regards to the new chirp from Friday as nicely. There are additionally a handful of tweets mentioning a chirp over the previous couple of weeks, which might imply that Twitter has been rolling it out slowly forward of a much bigger launch.
This seemingly isn’t an iOS-only change. One Verge staffer on Android is sometimes listening to the second new noise I described, and some of the tweets I’ve discovered in regards to the chirp had been despatched from Android.
If you wish to hear the noise for your self in your cellphone, simply strive pulling all the way down to refresh your feed. In case you don’t hear it, strive pressure closing the Twitter app and opening it once more (that is what labored for me), and ensure you’re on the most recent model of the app. We’re unsure how broadly that is rolled out, so you might not have the sounds simply but even should you strive these steps.
Now, should you’ll excuse me, I’m going to refresh the app to listen to the beautiful new sounds once more. And once more. Perhaps only one extra time. Final time, I promise…