Twitter adds Spaces on Android in light of Clubhouse’s popularity


We’re seeing how the Clubhouse app is becoming a phenomenon during the past few weeks. The application is helping to popularize a fresh new concept that stands with live “drop-in” audio chats where anyone can drop in and talk. Clubhouse, in particular, started to become popular due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As you know, during the ongoing pandemic internet and social media became even more prevalent in our lives than they already were in previous times. The growth accelerated exponentially since the start of 2021. It has now popularized the concept of “audio chatrooms”. For that reason, many technology companies are running to get their slice of this cake. Facebook, is preparing Bars as a valid option over Clubhouse. Twitter, also made one of their own, which is called Twitter Spaces. Now, the company is testing this feature on Android.

Twitter Space is reaching Android via a beta application

So far, Twitter Spaces stayed only on iOS together with a host of iOS-exclusive features such as voice tweets. However, the feature already reached the hands of a lot of users, even though it’s only in “test mode” according to Twitter. In the same way, the feature seems to be reaching some Android users right now. Despite being on “beta” testing, Twitter seems to be shipping this feature randomly to some users. Users have specifically reported that the feature is working for them after installing a specific beta version of the Twitter application.

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Since the rollout for Android has not been announced yet and since the feature is not yet working on the stable version of the app, it’s safe to say that this feature still is in its early stage. According to Android Police’s coverage, the captions are somewhat messy in this beta. Moreover, you can’t start your own space, only join others’ spaces, which is a bit weird. Despite the rough state of this function, it is good to see that Twitter is close in releasing a valid Clubhouse alternative for its avid users.

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So far, Clubhouse is only available for those who receive an invite. This currently limits the number of users in the platform. Big giants of technology are starting to ship their alternatives. For that reason, believe that Clubhouse needs to be opened to the wide public very soon. After all, one of these big companies can easily “eat” Clubhouse’s users if it manages to ship a solid and better app.

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