PF trendMarch 12, 2021 1:04:26 PM IST
It’s only been a week since Twitter launched a beta of its audio chat room feature called Spaces for Android users. The Clubhouse-like feature was introduced on iOS during a testing phase in January and now Twitter is working on going public with Spaces by next month. Until now, Twitter has only let a few iOS users create their own space, which will most likely change by April. This was announced by the Twitter team in one of their published spaces on March 11.
We’re working on something we think you’ll love: Twitter Spaces!
Still in test mode but soon available. Here’s a look at what everyone’s talking about … pic.twitter.com/KMXzmKzbDp
– Twitter (@Twitter) March 11, 2021
Spaces host Alex, who uses the username @akkhosh on the microblogging site said their vision to go live with Spaces would come to fruition in April. The timeline is certainly not the last.
Android friends, our beta is getting bigger! from today you will be able to join and talk in any space. SOON you can make your own, but we are still working on some things. keep your ð out for the live spaces above your house tl
– Spaces (@TwitterSpaces) March 2, 2021
A Twitter spokesperson further clarified TechCrunch that Alex was indeed referring to all iOS and Android users and not just beta testers with the ability to host spaces.
Twitter worked on voice tweets since last year. The voice tweet feature for iOS was rolled out in June 2020. When composing a tweet, users will need to click on the wavelength option given next to the picture icon to record a message. . A voice tweet can be a maximum of 140 seconds and if users need to say more, they can just keep talking and Twitter will start another voice message after 140 seconds have passed.
The success of Club house after its launch in August 2020, has not gone unnoticed. While Twitter develops the audio chat room functionality, Instagram Also working on including an audio chat room option in the direct messaging section of the app.