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Twitter to launch Spaces on web soon

The feature is currently available to the iOS and Android users only, but new reports have suggested that it could be launched on web too.

twitter-logoAnkita Chakravarti | April 2, 2021 | Updated 09:39 IST

Highlights

  • Twitter’s Clubhouse-like feature Spaces will reportedly be made available on the web.
  • The feature is currently available to iOS and Android users only.
  • has confirmed working on the web version of the audio chat room

Twitter's Clubhouse-like feature Spaces will reportedly be made available on the web. The feature is currently available to iOS and Android users only, but new reports have suggested that it could be launched on the web too. The company has confirmed working on the web version of the audio chat room to The Verge.

Tech Blogger Jane Manchun Wong was the first to report about Twitter Spaces coming on the desktop. She had posted the screenshots of how the Spaces preview card would look like on the web. Sharing the screenshots, Wong wrote, "Twitter is working on @TwitterSpaces preview cards for the web app."

Not just Jane, a Twitter Spaces developer had also shared the designs of the audio chat room feature that might appear on the web. He wrote," Trying out this new work in public thing, here are some examples for the entry point to spaces on web @TwitterSpaces.

Twitter's Spaces, the concept which has been borrowed from Clubhouse, lets users host and join audio discussions. However, an audio discussion can only be joined if you have an invitation that can be sent through DMs. As far as speakers are concerned, there can be only 10 hosts or speakers at a time while there is no limit on the number of listeners. It could be many depending on the number of people who have received the link.

Interestingly, Clubhouse does not record the conversation, but Twitter had said that it retains copies of Spaces for 30 days after the end "to review for violations of the Twitter Rules."

Twitter has said in a blog that hosts can download a copy of their Space within 30 days, post which the data will be deleted. Not only the host, but the speakers can also download a copy of the transcription of what they said in a Space if they have transcriptions turned on. Twitter is also a little more fun than Clubhouse because it also lets users send emojis and more, but Clubhouse does not allow that

As of now, the Clubhouse-like audio chat room feature is only limited to iOS and Android phones. Making it available on the web would also broaden Twitter's reach and will help it in completing with Clubhouse. Interestingly, Clubhouse is only available for iOS users. However, the company did announce that the feature will be rolled out to Android soon.

Apart from Twitter, there are a lot of other platforms that are working on Clubhouse-like audio features. The first in line is Facebook, then there is Linkedin and Spotify too.

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