Twitter Spaces has been gaining traction worldwide. This is Twitter’s latest product that features live audio rooms and is playing catch-up with Clubhouse.
Twitter Spaces has been working on new features that are coming to the app in weeks instead of months including scheduling spaces, having multiple hosts, managing guests lists and requests, new controls for hosts, the introduction of new media types, improved discoverability, hosts on Android and improved audio quality.
In an interview with The Verge’s Nilay Patel, Twitter’s head of consumer product, Kayvon Beykpour said the social media giant is working on letting users natively record their Twitter Spaces.
Conversations on Twitter Spaces can’t be recorded on the app and a lot of users want to be able to listen to chat rooms after the session has ended. For now, you get this notification.
“I think it should be a choice. If you think that the conversation was worth playing back, you ought to be able to do that. I personally am a little bit more bullish on two things. One, obviously the host should be able to save it and do whatever they want. Maybe you host a Space, you save it, then want to go edit it. You should be able to do that,” said Kayvon.
Kayvon also added that Twitter Spaces is planning to allow users pick sound bites and share them as clips could be really, really powerful.
He continued to say that consent will be important for both hosts and speakers as they navigate shipping out this feature.
It’ll be interesting to see how this rolls out. Twitter will probably have to release this feature for speakers and hosts to pick – either for their conversations to be recorded or not.
Twitter says that they only store audio for 30 days to review and investigate flagged or reported spaces. The audio is deleted after 30 days. It can only be extended if an appeal is made.