Twitter is working on a new Spaces tab—a button that allows you to join an audio conversation. This has never been a part of the audio feature since it was officially launched not quite long ago. With the button, which is still being tested, you will be able to join an ongoing audio conversation.
In a series of tweets last Thursday, Twitter announced that the button is still being tested, and available to only a handful of users now. The microblogging company in one of the tweets, said it wants to make joining an audio conversation in Spaces as “simple as possible.”
Frankly it is tricky and difficult to find Spaces to join on the platform; and it is quite pleasing that Twitter acknowledges this. In one of the tweets, the social media giant said it is “listening” to feedback from its community.
“We know it’s been tricky to find Spaces — the tab comes from discussions with many of you. thank you for the feedback. we’re excited to keep this special energy with our community going. we’re listening and learning as we build together.”
Spaces is Twitter’s response to Clubhouse—an audio only app that is not doing badly for itself. Mindful of Clubhouse’s popularity, Twitter has been working behind the scene to improve its own version of the audio social feature. Adding a tab that allows you to join a conversation or find one without stress will be a brilliant addition.
Twitter is reportedly planning to bring audio chat feature Spaces to the web. This could mean more worries for Clubhouse, and lots to look forward to for users. While Clubhouse has enjoyed some unusual growth in the last few months as a pioneer of an audio chat platform, the app now has a lot of work to do to ward off competition.
The microblogging platform could soon add a desktop version of the feature that will make Spaces even more appealing to broadcasters; podcasters in particular. The format for the web version has more rooms to display the users within a Space. This is made possible by a simple prompt to join the Space from their PC.
For starters, getting a microphone is no longer a basic requirement when you want to record a podcast since everything you need is on your desktop. So, for those running on a limited budget, a web version for Spaces is a no brainer. Although Spaces is still in limited beta on Android, a wider rollout is expected anytime soon; and that could very much be a game changer for Twitter.