Twitter first introduced its audio chat rooms called Spaces in November 2020. The feature, rivaling the Clubhouse live audio chat, has become very popular on the platform. In fact, it is now also available on mobile and desktop browsers. Users can access Spaces from the app on Android and iOS devices.
If you create a space or are a speaker at one of the events, your followers will see the same, at the top of their timeline (in their fleets). Users can also send invitations to people to join a space. One can join as a listener and ask the host to be invited to the platform to speak as well. Twitter Spaces also allows users to react and send emojis during the current conversation.
Over the past few weeks, Twitter has improved the “Spaces” experience by launching several new features. Here are five features of Twitter Spaces you need to know.
Twitter recently announced that its new feature will allow hosts of its audio Spaces service to record and share chats with others. This feature will initially only be available to a limited number of Spaces hosts on iOS (and all listeners on iOS and Android). It will be launched for everyone in the near future.
The new feature will allow users who enter a Twitter Spaces late to replay the broadcast after the broadcast is over, provided the host has enabled recording.
Listen to Spaces without an account
Twitter has confirmed that it will make it easier for users to listen to Spaces. The company announced that users who don’t have a Twitter account will also be able to listen to Spaces.
Hosts will not be able to share direct links to their Spaces with others, and the individual will then be able to attend the virtual chat session via the web, eliminating the need to log into Twitter. The new feature would be especially beneficial for people who still don’t have a Twitter account.
Hosting a space
Twitter now grants all users the option to host a Space. The functionality was previously limited to users with 600 or more subscribers.
Updated Tweet Composer
Twitter allows users to tweet directly from a Live Space on Android and iOS devices. Whether you are using an Android or iOS device, you will be able to tweet directly from the Spaces page by accessing the new composer which will be automatically linked to the audio with the hashtags for the space.
Twitter also recently announced that all live and upcoming spaces have become searchable on iOS, although it’s unclear when that will be available on Android and the desktop.