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Twitter introduces live audio chat rooms with Twitter Spaces

Twitter’s new feature allows you to have live audio conversations with up to 11 people.

Jeevana Kalaithasan
Jeevana Kalaithasan

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Published: 15 March 2021, 3:13 PM

Do you like discussing current issues and events with others, but find that tweets limit what you can say? Twitter Spaces has got you covered. 

Similar to Clubhouse, Twitter Spaces is an audio chat room where people can have discussions or choose to listen in on conversations. 

Although an unlimited number of listeners can join Twitter Spaces, only up to 11 people can speak at any given time. 

 

Following the release of this feature, K-pop boy band, NCT hosted their first space on Mar 11. PHOTO CREDIT: SCREENSHOT FROM TWITTER

 

On Twitter Spaces, hosts have all the control. They can select who to grant or revoke speaking permission to, and can also choose to add captions for listeners who need them. 

Unlike Twitter Lives, however, one cannot save or make changes to Twitter Spaces. They are only accessible when they are live, but will no longer be available publicly on Twitter once they have ended.

Acting as more than a feature for discussion, Twitter Spaces have been rising in popularity among fandoms since its launch in December 2020. Creative fans have even used the new feature for listening parties to vibe to their favourite music. 

 

BTS fans listening to a space where a fan raps to BTS’s music.PHOTO CREDIT: SCREENSHOT FROM TWITTER

 

The feature is available on both iOS and Android, but currently only public accounts can host their own space.

Spaces may be new, but there seems to be much potential for their use. From fans sharing covers among the wider fandom to celebrities being able to connect with their fans on a deeper level, the possibilities are endless and we are excited to see what comes next. 


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