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Twitter Adds Support To Allow Users Access Spaces Via Desktop, Mobile Websites

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Twitter Spaces is now available on its website. The company said users can access its Spaces audio rooms on desktop and mobile websites. Twitter Spaces is a feature that allows users to host live audio conversations. The feature was earlier available on its Android and iOS apps. The latest support for websites is a new addition by the company as it expands its horizon. Twitter Spaces is an invite-only audio service. It is similar to Clubhouse. It lets users host voice chat rooms. Twitter said that users can join Spaces via websites on desktop and mobile. It said that the focus areas will be infrastructure and listening UI. Users can also set reminders for scheduled spaces. They can access transcriptions as well.

Twitter introduced Spaces to allow curate audio rooms. It is seen as a rival to Clubhouse. Live audio chat rooms saw a massive jump in recent times. The pandemic forces people to explore new ways to connect. Twitter recently announced to make Spaces available publicly on both iOS and Android platforms. It is available to users with 600 followers. The company is working on a new feature called Ticketed Spaces. The feature will be for hosts. They can set ticket prices. It said that a limited group will be allowed to host Ticketed Spaces. They can generate revenue from sales. Twitter will, however, charge a small amount. Twitter sees real business potential in this.

Twitter said that although users can join Spaces via the website, they cannot host them themselves just yet. Twitter is adding new features to Spaces to compete with Clubhouse, Discord, and others. When a person you follow speaks in a Space, Twitter will flash a purple bubble at the top of the timeline. The bubble will be displayed as long as the person is live. When a user joins Space as a listener, the user is allowed to react to the audio he/she hear. Twitter started testing Spaces with iOS users in 2020. It expanded the testing by involving Android users. Spaces was finally made available to the public in April to let users host moderated audio chats. Twitter also provides additional safety controls with Spaces to both hosts and speakers.

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