Twitter announced that a new feature is now available for Android users, known as Twitter Spaces. Previously, Spaces was open to users of the iOS platform when it launched as a private beta. The private beta started in December 2020. For now, Android users have a limitation in that they can only join and talk in Spaces without the ability to start their own Spaces audio chat room. .
Twitter says the ability for Android users to create their own Spaces chat room will soon come without delay on this promise. Twitter spoke about Spaces and its roadmap to launch with surprising clarity. Last month, Spaces hosted a room where it invited users to provide feedback, ask questions, and learn more about other products Twitter had in the works for both short and long term plans.
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Android fans, our beta version is growing! from today you will be able to join and talk in any space. SOON you will be able to create your own, but we are still working on some things. Keep your 👀 out for the live spaces above your home tl
– Spaces (@TwitterSpaces) March 2, 2021
The social network publicly shared the features of the spaces as quickly as during their design and prototyping. Some of the new features that have been shared publicly include titles and descriptions, scheduling options, support for co-hosts and moderators, guest lists, and more. Not too long ago, Twitter updated the preview card that appears in the timeline, calling it a closed caption feature.
While many of these features don’t have a specific timeline for when they’ll be officially available, Twitter has promised features like Android support and scheduling options in weeks rather than months. Twitter’s new service and support for Android landed before the rival Clubhouse app. For those who are not familiar, Clubhouse is a leader in the new “social audio” market. Currently, Clubhouse is iOS only and by invitation only.
Twitter reportedly sees Spaces as a crucial part of its larger creative platform currently in the works. Other changes Twitter has in mind include newsletters and a paid “Super Follow” subscription. Twitter is also currently testing something known as a “shopping card” that would allow users to tweet posts with links directly to products with a “Shop” button.
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