- Twitter has been working hard on Spaces, its new live audio chat platform that works similarly to Clubhouse.
- Now, users will be able to compose a new tweet directly from Space.
- The Spaces format for the web version will have more room to display the users within a Space.
Twitter has been quickly opening up Spaces and adding features over the past several months to compete with the dedicated social audio app Clubhouse and similar features from companies like Discord and Facebook. The company intends to make it possible for everyone to host a Twitter Spaces room of their own, That could be a big bonus for broadcasters who are looking to add a little more polish to their audio rooms.
A desktop version of Spaces will allow people to listen to a conversation while working on something, ensuring neither their workflow nor Spaces activity will be interrupted. Twitter’s Spaces is getting another update that makes the audio feature easier to share and discover.
Twitter Spaces Update: New Features
Users will find a compose tweet button directly from Spaces. With just one tap, you’ll be able to send a tweet with the link to that Spaces in progress. Guest management in Spaces has been enhancing with a separate section for speakers that requested to speak.
The controls for participants have moved to the top so that they’re always accessible. Twitter has also added a “section state” for the host to “better see what type of participants they have in their Space (including pending speaker requests)”.
The company also revealed a feature that Clubhouse doesn’t have: Twitter spaces update offer a way for users to monetize Spaces through ticketing. The company says hosts will be able to set ticket prices and the number of tickets sold, which could let people create exclusive events and earn some money for their efforts.
Twitter has added extra options to the iOS app, which will get new ‘visitor administration’ controls and search options for Spaces. Twitter has additionally mounted a couple of bugs to make Spaces extra dependable.
These developments add further pressure to Clubhouse, which is still in test mode and still doesn’t have an Android app, let alone a desktop version.
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