Twitter is developing a platform called Clubhouse look-alike called Spaces for Android users. Previously, Spaces was here for iOS in January.
“Friends on Android, our beta is growing! Starting today you will be able to join and talk in any room (space). IMMEDIATELY you will be able to create your own but we will still work some things,” wrote the account @TwitterSpaces, quoted Wednesday ( 3/3/2021).
Its presence is said to be similar to the viral application Clubhouse. Because Spaces presents an audio-based conversation service.
Last January, Twitter introduced a limited version for iOS. At that time the trial was carried out in a small group starting with women and people from marginal groups.
Only a Few People Can be A Host
Users can join the conversation, but only a few people can host Space, quoted by The Verge, Wednesday (3/3/2021).
But the new announcement doesn’t mention whether Android users can host or just a few users like on iOS. A Twitter spokesman said only that Android and iOS users will be able to start and listen on Space as soon as possible.
It turns out that Spaces is not the only voice-based service on Twitter. The platform has long been developing voice-based features.
For example providing voice-based tweets last June for some iOS users. This feature allows users to record and send audio messages.
The duration of this audio-tweet is 140 seconds, similar to a text-tweet that is 140 characters long.
Apart from that, Twitter also introduced voice-based direct messages for Indian users last month. This feature can be used in the Android and iOS versions of the application.
However, this Twitter move was criticized by a number of parties. Critics say the company failed to include captions in its audio messages for deaf users.
Not long after, Twitter said it would add captions to its video and audio uploads soon this year.