As per a new report by The Verge, Twitter is soon going to test out a Clubhouse-like voice chat rooms feature, called Twitter Spaces. The company aims to begin testing this feature towards the end of the year.
For those who do not know, Clubhouse is an invite-only voice chat rooms service. Here users can create their own spaces or groups and carry on with voice-based conversations.
While we already have tons of video calling services, the Clubhouse has a different take on getting people to interact. It provides another avenue for the users to converse, via voice.
Twitter’s take on Clubhouse-like voice chat rooms is via Twitter Spaces. It would aim at getting rid of the online trolls or social abuse that one would face. Twitter aims to implement tools that let creators of these spaces better control the conversation.
In Twitter Spaces, users will be able to see who is a part of the group. Moreover, you will also be able to see which participant is speaking at the given time.
Besides, as per The Verge, Twitter will provide extra controls to the person who creates ‘spaces’ or ‘rooms’. He/she can determine who can participate and who cannot.
Twitter has been putting all its efforts to curb online harassment on its platform
Twitter has introduced features like hiding replies from conversations, for example. Such features would help curb the online harassment and abuse of users on its platform.
And at the same line, Twitter wants to test out this voice chat only Spaces feature on its platform. Twitter will not be rolling out live audio spaces to all users at once.
Apparently, a small group of people will be given the chance to test out this new feature, later this year. Moreover, the company aims to give access to the people who are most affected by abuse and harassment on the platform.
This includes women and people from marginalized backgrounds, the company said. Twitter also says that it will experiment during the testing phase that how these spaces are discovered on the platform.
It will also test out how inviting the participants would work, whether via direct messages or from a public tweet. Our advice would be that Twitter should get rid of all the mistakes that the Clubhouse did and came into the news for online harassment on its platform.
If at all Twitter manages to bring moderation controls and extra safety features to tackle online abuse or harassment, then this could be a step in the right direction.