The social network Twitter intends to expand the potential audience of its Spaces audio chats. It no longer requires authentication and, in general, registration of an account – the organizers of the chats and listeners/participants can send everyone direct links that allow them to listen to the broadcast and accompanying conversations.
Taking part in conversations will not work, but the new measure will still allow Twitter to attract more listeners and potentially get even more users.
Recently, more and more new services have been appearing on the social network portal. So, in July, Twitter allowed sending new tweets directly from the audio chat with a link to the conversation and accompanying hashtags, and at the end of October, the function of voice chats became available to all users with no limit on the number of subscribers.
Finally, Twitter has introduced an option for those who have not had the opportunity to listen to the broadcast/chat live – now a limited number of iOS users can record the sessions and share links within 30 days, and visitors platform – to listen to the recording at any time.
have friends not on Twitter? that's weird but now you can share direct links to your Spaces and they can listen in via web without being logged in
— Spaces (@TwitterSpaces) November 4, 2021
Twitter to give paid subscribers early access to new features
Twitter regularly tests new features before full rollout. Now the company has decided to create a new way for users to get access to the implemented features before the rest. Twitter announced Wednesday that subscribers to the paid service Twitter Blue will get early access to some of the new features through the Labs banner. This is similar to Google’s approach, which offers a richer experience for YouTube Premium subscribers.
For now, exclusive features for Twitter Blue users include pinned conversations for iOS devices; as well as the ability to post longer videos from the desktop. The social network will notify users of access to new features on the official Twitter Blue page.
It is worth noting that at the moment only social network users using iOS devices and living in Canada and Australia can subscribe to Twiter Blue; so Labs functions are still available to a narrow circle of people. Twitter promises that Labs will soon be available in more countries. The company says on its website that the Twitter Blue subscription will become widely available in the near future.
In separate news, it is worth mentioning that, Twitter users can now see previews of Instagram links in tweets; The previous problem has been solved. Now, tweets show not only the URL of the post on Instagram; but also the image that the link points to.