Twitter has recently rolled out its Clubhouse competitor Spaces for the mobile and desktop web browsers.
Spaces made its way to both Android and iOS users, and it was predictable that Twitter will also release the feature to web browsers. It was in April that some sources reported that Twitter is testing Spaces for desktop. And now the Twitter audio rooms are here. But it still lacks some features, and Twitter needs to fill the gaps in future updates.
For example, you can’t host a Spaces meeting in your browsers, and you need to start the meeting through the mobile app. But anyway, it is possible to join ongoing Spaces from the browser.
According to Twitter’s announcement, the infrastructure and listening UI are improved to adapt to the screen size. Moreover, you can set reminders for scheduled Spaces, and the transcription has a new design.
Ticketed Spaces is another new feature that Twitter launched recently. Through the feature, users can host paid live audio rooms. It’s a monetization tool and allows creators to make money by hosting events. According to Twitter, the hosts can “earn the majority of the revenue from ticket sales.” However, the company will take its share from sold tickets.
You can now access Spaces through browsers
Allowing users to join Spaces through different browsers will help Twitter to stoke interests in its brand-new feature. Also, it can turn Spaces into a real competitor to Clubhouse.
The Twitter Spaces was just available to iOS users with a certain number of followers from the initial launch. After a while, the company rolled out the feature for Android users, and now every user with over 600 followers can host its Spaces.
On the other hand, Clubhouse was very late in releasing the Android version. However, the Android version was finally released, but the delays made users pay more attention to Twitter Spaces.
Although the Clubhouse was launched several months earlier than Twitter Spaces, it failed to take the initiative. In addition to the delay in the release of the Android version, it still needs an invitation to join the platform.
While joining Spaces on Twitter is available to all users without any limitation. So it’s not surprising to see that the initial excitement for Clubhouse is settling down. Moreover, other companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and even Spotify are working on their audio rooms feature, putting more pressure on the Clubhouse.