Google rushes new ‘Speak-To-Tweet’ service to help Egyptians reach the world

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Google said it will continue to provide Egyptians a Twitter-through-voice service in the face of blocked Internet access, Google’s official blog reported Monday.

Twitter, Google and the Google-acquired company SayNow created a service that allows Egyptians to call one of three international phone numbers and leave a voicemail. The voicemail then publishes to Twitter using the hashtag #egypt. The dictated tweets can be found at

Egypt’s last Internet service provider, Noor Group, went offline Monday.

“We hope that this will go some way to helping people in Egypt stay connected at this very difficult time. Our thoughts are with everyone there,” Google’s blog said.

The three numbers to call are +16504194196, +390662207294 and +97316199855.