Twitter Spaces, the Clubhouse competitor, is reportedly getting a desktop web version. Twitter Spaces is available on Android and iOS, but only a select group of users can host a Space. However, Twitter is currently experimenting with how Spaces can appear on its desktop web app.
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Twitter was seen testing Spaces preview cards for the desktop web app. Jane Manchun Wong, reverse engineering expert and tech blogger, posted a screenshot of this test. You can enter a Twitter Space from the web app, according to the test. A Spaces creator had previously posted designs for the web edition of Twitter Spaces, indicating that Twitter has been working on it for some time.
According to The Verge, Twitter confirmed that it is working on this new feature for desktop browsers.
Twitter’s Spaces, which is based on Clubhouse’s model, allows users to host and participate in audio conversations. An audio chat, on the other hand, can only be entered if you have received an invitation via DMs. There can only be ten hosts or speakers at a time, but there is no limit on the number of listeners. It may be a large number, depending on how many people have received the link.
Clubhouse debuted in April 2020. It’s an invite-only audio-based social networking app that’s currently only available on iOS. The app has immensely gained popularity ever since. Paul Davison, Clubhouse’s CEO and co-founder, recently announced that the company is working on an Android app as well. Not just Twitter, but other social networking giants like Facebook, LinkedIn, Slack and Telegram are also in the line, preparing to release a Clubhouse competitor.
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Twitter’s Spaces is well ahead of the competition, including the Clubhouse. Clubhouse, for example, is only available on iOS at the moment. Twitter is expected to benefit greatly from having Spaces accessible on iOS, Android, and the web.
The company hasn’t said when the feature will be available for the desktop app yet. However, given the company’s current development pace for the feature, it is believed that the wait won’t take too long.