Back in 2020, Twitter had rolled out a new product called Spaces. This was the social media platform’s attempt to encourage voice-based group chats, similar to Clubhouse. Since the launch, Spaces has received a lukewarm response from Twitter users. The product is still buggy, and is a battery hog, especially on Android devices.
Now Twitter seems to be rolling out a new logo for Spaces. The new logo looks like a microphone and is only visible to a limited set of users on the Twitter Alpha build.
This new logo could also point to Twitter’s plans to integrate a podcast product into the mix. Currently, Twitter is said to be working on a podcast product which was recently spotted by some users. Twitter is actively working on Spaces right now and has rolled out the product to multiple platforms.
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Twitter has also introduced Ticketed Spaces, a new Creator’s Dashboard, the option to Record Spaces, send reminders, and more.
What is Twitter Spaces
Spaces is a feature on Twitter that lets users create virtual rooms to hold voice-based discussions. Speakers on spaces can talk, turn on captions, pin tweets, and tweet about the Space, while listeners can follow the conversation with captions, view pinned tweets, react with emojis, tweet, or request to speak themselves. As of now, one Space can hold up to 11 speakers, including the host, with no limit on the number of listeners in any Space.
Since the rollout of Spaces, Twitter has added the option to co-host spaces, schedule reminders, add ticketed spaces in certain regions, and even record the sessions. Spaces has been gaining momentum as Clubhouse is slowly fading.
It will be interesting to see where Twitter takes this Spaces feature in the future, especially since every big tech firm, including Apple, Google, and Spotify, are investing heavily into podcasts.