Twitter has opened its audio chat room, Spaces, to Android users, the firm tweeted Tuesday.
Twitter launched a restricted model of the Clubhouse competitor on iOS in January. Whereas any users of Twitter’s iOS app can join and hearken to Spaces, only some can host them at the second. Twitter said it was giving Spaces to “a really small suggestions group” to begin, with girls and folks from different marginalized teams given precedence. Now, users of Twitter’s Android app can join and hearken to Spaces as nicely.
Android people, our beta is rising! beginning at present it is possible for you to to join and discuss in any Area. SOON you’ll have the ability to create your personal however we’re nonetheless understanding some issues. preserve your out for stay Spaces above your own home tl
— Spaces (@TwitterSpaces) March 2, 2021
The announcement tweet doesn’t point out when Android users will have the ability to host Spaces; it appears to be like like Android users can converse and hearken to conversations in Spaces however not host their very own chats simply but. A Twitter spokesperson stated in an e-mail to The Verge that each Android and iOS users will have the ability to begin and hearken to Spaces “quickly.”
Twitter has ramped up its forays into voice-based options over the previous a number of months. Along with launching Spaces in beta, it launched audio tweets final June on iOS for a restricted variety of folks, permitting users to document and ship audio messages as much as 140 seconds lengthy — a nod to the authentic tweet size of 140 characters. It additionally launched help for voice-based direct messages in India final month for each iOS and Android apps.
Twitter confronted some criticism for failing to incorporate captions on its audio messages for its users who’re deaf and laborious of listening to, but it surely stated it might be including automated captions to audio and video in tweets someday this yr.