Twitter Spaces for Desktop Web Browsers Is Under Development

Twitter Spaces is an audio-only chat feature like Clubhouse.

Twitter Spaces for Desktop Web Browsers Is Under Development

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Twitter Spaces was first tested for iOS and later Android

Highlights
  • Twitter Spaces is a rival to Clubhouse, Discord Stage Channel
  • Clubhouse is available for iOS; Android app under development
  • Twitter Fleets now lets users add GIFs and Twemojis

Twitter Spaces is reportedly rolling out for desktop Web browsers. Twitter Spaces is an audio-only chat room feature that rivals Clubhouse. It was earlier tested for iOS and was subsequently tested for Android smartphones. Twitter hasn't shared a specific timeline for the launch of the desktop version for all users. Multiple platforms are releasing their own Clubhouse rival where Discord and Telegram have released their versions. Facebook, LinkedIn, Mark Cuban's Fireside, Slack, and Spotify are also developing their own iterations.

A tweet by reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong showcased how Twitter Spaces for desktop Web browsers will look like. Another couple of tweets by tipster noah (@magusnn) on March 26 show how the desktop version of Twitter's new feature will look like. Twitter confirmed to Gadgets 360 that it was working on Twitter Spaces for desktop but did not share an expected timeline for its rollout.

Twitter's expansion to desktop browsers was reported soon after the release of Discord's Stage Channel on April 1. These additions to the social media platforms are similar to Clubhouse where users can hold audio-only calls with limited speakers and a wide audience. The hosts can select which member of the audience can speak in the call after the members have ‘raised their hands.' Twitter is expected to roll out Spaces for its users this month.

Clubhouse was launched in April 2020. It is an invite-only audio-based social networking app that is only available for iOS at the moment. CEO and co-founder Paul Davison confirmed recently that Clubhouse is developing an Android app as well. Telegram also launched Voice Calls 2.0 that will let users conduct live voice chat sessions with unlimited participants. It will give users the ability to record voice chats for future reference, hand-raising mechanism, invitational links, and voice-chat titles.

Earlier this week, Twitter added some new features to its Fleets — its disappearing posts feature like Instagram and Snapchat stories. Users can now add stickers in the form of GIFs and Twemojis (Twitter's animated emojis).


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