Twitter opens a voice chat room for Android users to compete with Clubhouse

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(MENAFN – Youm7) Twitter introduced a limited edition of the competitor Clubhouse on iOS in January, while any user of the Twitter app on iOS can join and listen to Spaces, only a few can host them at the moment.

Twitter said it was giving Spaces for a “very small set of reactions” to start, with priority given to women and people from other marginalized groups, according to The Verege.

Users of the Twitter Android app can join and listen to Spaces as well, but the announcement tweet did not mention when Android users will be able to host the Spaces; It seems that Android users can talk and listen to the conversations in Spaces but cannot host their own chats yet.

A Twitter spokesperson said in an email that Android and iOS users will be able to get started and listen to Spaces “soon”.

Twitter has intensified its forays into voice-based features over the past several months, in addition to launching Spaces in the beta version, it provided voice tweets last June on iOS to a limited number of people, allowing users to record and send audio messages of up to 140 seconds in length. In reference to the original Tweets that were 140 characters long.

It also introduced support for voice-based direct messages in India last month for both iOS and Android apps.

Twitter faced some criticism for failing to include comments on its audio messages to its deaf and hard of hearing users, but it said it would add automatic captions to audio and video in Tweets sometime this year.

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