Twitter really wants to take the lead in audio for social media and they have been on roll lately. Twitter Spaces is becoming popular each day and the platform recently became available for Android users and now the giant social network will soon be bringing this feature to the web.
Twitter recently posted that they have added a lot of new Android users to its beta program. Twitter Spaces is available for both iOS and Android. However, Android users can’t be hosts or speakers yet – they can only listen in on ongoing Spaces.
Twitter is already working on bringing the ability of Android users to host Spaces and has now increased its pool of beta testers.
With this new announcement, we’re hoping that a public rollout of this feature may happen very soon and let Android users host conversations in Twitter’s live audio Spaces.
This may give Twitter a huge advantage as Clubhouse, its biggest rival doesn’t have an Android app and even iOS users need to be invited in on the platform.
According to recent data from Sensor Tower and Google Trends, people are losing interest in Clubhouse – as seen by the declining app downloads(it went from 37th to 172nd)
Another thing going very well for Twitter Spaces is that they are already testing letting users access this audio platform on the web.
This is going to be so huge for Twitter Spaces as it will be available on the web, on Android and on iOS.
Hosts who want to reach more people now have a variety of places people can listen or join in on these live audio Spaces.
All these updates join other features the compnay is testing 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.
Twitter is also working on increasing discoverability for its Spaces by making this audio feature have a dedicated tab that will sit in the bottom navigation bar next to the Messages, Search, Notifications and Home tabs.
With audio being the future of social media, Twitter is putting a lot of resources to fast pace the adoption of Spaces and we’ll probably see these new features go public sooner than expected.