Twitter has been steadily pushing its Audio Spacing feature as a legitimate competitor to Clubhouse and other audio-only apps on the market. The latest update makes it easier for people already tweeting during a live event and for people looking for content to search for Spaces events in progress. These audio-only conversations have grown steadily on the platform and are a good alternative for those who experience fatigue from video webinars, but would still like to have some kind of conversation on various topics.
Previously, if you were listening to a Space conversation, you could tweet about it, but while on the main timeline. With the latest update, you can compose your tweet directly from the Space and the hashtag that is used will be “available”. Twitter said they will add identifiers in the future as well. This small change will make it easier to tell other people about the conversations going on within Space and perhaps get others to join in as well.
We learned in our research that people want to communicate and interact with each other both inside and outside of Spaces. now on Andoid and iOS, you can Tweet directly from space with your #hashtag readily available. Keep an eye out for handles to be added in the future pic.twitter.com/AmJltBG3n6
– Spaces (@TwitterSpaces) July 29, 2021
Those already in the beta version of Spaces Tab will now also be able to easily search for live and upcoming spaces by title, hostname, and host ID. Currently, there is only a selected list of active spaces that you can choose to join. Being able to search for something specific will make it easier to access a Space in progress. However, only a few people have the Spaces tab on their Twitter timeline and there is no update yet on when it will expand.
Twitter said they are updating the guest management controls as well, but only for iOS for now. The control bar for participants will be at the top of the guest management page to make it more accessible. There will also be an additional section for the host to see what kind of participants are in the Space. This section also includes pending speaker requests. This will likely be added to the Android app eventually as well, although they didn’t do it the day they did.
Twitter also said that “some much-needed bugs (sic) were removed” to make the spaces more reliable. Update your Twitter application to the latest version and check if your Space has also been updated.