Last year, Clubhouse launched the social audio app revolution with its iOS app, which sparked a huge race among major tech giants like Facebook, Slack, LinkedIn, and Twitter to build competing services. Users can now join ‘Spaces’ for voice chats on Twitter, which appears to have beaten Clubhouse to the release of an Android version. According to reports, the company is encouraging more users to build their own Spaces.
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Users on iOS and Android could enter a Twitter Space hosted by a particular user until recently, but they couldn’t build their own because the feature was still in beta. Although a few more iOS users were later allowed to create a space to allow for more in-depth discussions on the platform, Android users have been mainly restricted to joining Spaces. According to XDA, this is about to change with the expansion of hosting spaces to more Android users.
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According to the report, users who want to start building their own Spaces on Twitter can update their app to the new stable build from the Play Store, which is version 8.87.0-release.01. They should go to the app’s main screen (or the home screen) and press the Tweet composer floating action button once they have the new version installed. Above the photos and GIF buttons, a new icon should appear, allowing users to create a shared space that others can enter.
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Although it is unclear when Twitter will release a stable version of Spaces that will be available to all users, recent rumors suggest that it might happen as early as April.
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