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What is Twitter Spaces service and how does Clubhouse compete?


Social media platforms are renowned for copying powerful features from each other, and of course, Twitter is no exception, as the beginning with Fleets was its own version of Snapchat Stories, and now the twitter spaces service offers the voice app (Clubhouse) clubhouse, which has seen a huge demand from users in the past days.

Twitter first announced spaces in December 2020, and one month later launched it as a test trial for some iOS users, as it launched earlier this month for Android users.

First, what are Twitter Spaces?

Twitter Spaces is a public voice chat room that anyone can create and join, but it's still in beta now so only a small group of people using iOS can create the space, while anyone using iOS or Android can join a space as a listener, or as a speaker, if the host agrees.

Second, where do you find twitter's new spaces service?


Spaces will automatically appear at the top of your Twitter homepage, specifically where you see Fleets, and each space has a public link to share.

You can invite people to join a space by sending an invitation via a private message, tweeting the link, or copying the space link to send it across any other platform.

Third, who can try twitter spaces now?

 The trial version of Twitter Spaces is available to users of iOS and Android, and you will receive a notification of the service experience if you are selected, and so far, all spaces are as public as Tweets, meaning that anyone can access them.

Anyone can join and listen to space, but there are now some service differences in the two operating systems:

  • Only some iOS users can create spaces now.
  • Android users won't be able to create their own spaces for the time being, but they can join any space and listen, and they can talk about it if the host agrees to talk.
  • Android users who are not subscribed to the trial version of the service cannot participate in the service at all.

Fourth, how does an area begin?

As mentioned earlier, you can only start space now if you're using an iPhone, and you can start space in two ways:

  • Open the Twitter app on your phone, then press at length on the new tweet type icon that appears in the lower right corner of the home page, and then tap the new Spaces icon on the far right.
  • Or you can click on your Fleets profile picture, then go to the far left, and click on the Spaces option.
  • You can invite up to 10 people to talk, share ideas, send emojis, and more.
  • Your microphone will be turned off automatically after space is created. When you are ready, click Start the space to run it.
  • During the build, you can also choose whether you want to view annotations by turning them on or off in service settings.

 Fifth, how many people can participate in spaces?

So far, there is no limit to the number of listeners, and up to 10 people and the host can currently speak within the space at the same time, a total of 11 people. Hosts control who can speak within the space.

Hosts can also determine who can join the space with speaking privileges, so when creating the space they can determine who can talk by choosing from:

  • (Everyone) Everyone.
  • (Only the people you follow) People you follow.
  • (The people you invite to speak) Only people you invite to speak and are the ones to whom you send invitations via Twitter messages.

Note: You can change this setting at any time and space is streaming. After you start your space, you can manage who can talk by granting permissions to space participants, or canceling any permissions you've granted. Listeners can request to speak from the host at any time

Finally, what are the similarities between Twitter spaces and clubhouse?

The Twitter spaces service is exactly the same as the rooms in the Club House app, allowing Twitter users to gather within a specific location and have live voice chats on any topic.

Spaces can also be accessed as long as they are streamed; once they are finished, they will not be available to the public on Twitter. Twitter spaces are the same as the chat rooms in the Clubhouse app, and since the app has achieved a great deal of need over the past period, it makes sense for the Twitter platform to want to compete.

But there's a difference: Twitter said, "It will keep copies of space audio files and annotation texts - if turned on - for 30 days after space is finished for reference when needed to check for violations of Twitter's laws."

While ClubHouse doesn't keep any data from conversations, that may be why Twitter users don't want to host public conversations within the spaces, but the new Twitter service is still in beta and can see a lot of review between now and eventually for everyone.