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Twitter launches Spaces voice chats for Android

 


The Twitter platform has announced the opening of live voice chat rooms, known as Twitter Spaces, to users across Android devices.

The trial was previously open to iOS users only after the launch of the product trial in late December 2020.

The company says that Android users will be able to join and talk on Twitter Spaces for the time being, but will not be able to start their own space.

Twitter explains that this add-on is expected to be provided soon, without providing a specific time frame.

The company was working quickly to roll out Twitter Spaces in the months following the product's first pilot appearance and was fairly transparent about its roadmap.

Last month, the team that developed Twitter Spaces hosted a space where users were invited to comment, ask questions and learn about what Twitter has done about the product's business in the short and long term.

During this live chat, Twitter confirmed that the product was coming to Android in March, and also promised to fix how listeners are displayed, which has since been launched.

Other Spaces features are generally shared due to their design and prototypes, including things such as: titles, descriptions, scheduling options, host support, coordinators, guest lists, and more.

Twitter has also updated the preview card that appears in the timeline and renamed its caption feature to be more accurate, from an accessibility point of view.

The time frame for some new developments — such as Android and scheduling options — was promised in a matter of weeks, not months.

This rapid pace has now led ToTwitter to defeat its currently leading rival Clubhouse in the field of voice social communication in terms of support for Android, where Clubhouse still operates via iOS only.

The rapid pace is also an indication of twitter's resources for this new product, which was first announced in November.

Twitter clearly believes that voice-only social media is a market that you need to win.

The company also sees the broader potential of Spaces as an essential part of a larger platform for creators now underway.

Over the past week, Twitter has been linking its new products, such as Spaces and Newsletters, to the Super Follow subscription.

The company is now testing a shopping cart that will allow users to post tweets that are directly linked to product pages via the shopping button.

 

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