Twitter is testing 'Spaces', an audio chat room for users

By: Abhishek Malhotra, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : December 21, 2020 11:24 am

Twitter is testing a new feature with a small feedback group wherein you can speak to other users instead of typing.

Twitter has started testing a new feature on its platform called Spaces that perform as an Audio Chat Room. Twitter has been a text-based platform from the start but this seems to change with Twitter now providing an alternative as well. 


'Spaces' is a place where a group of people can speak at once. The creator or hosts of the spaces will have complete control over his/her space and can have control over the participants. 


Twitter Spaces



The participants will also be able to report Spaces. Twitter even has an official account for its new feature that goes by the handle name '@TwitterSpaces'. 


The twitter account states which other features it is testing, including:


- reactions similar to hand gestures

- a very early version of live transcriptions

- reporting & blocking

- sharing Tweets in spaces


The company is using Periscope as a technical backend for Spaces which is shutting down in March of 2021. It will be interesting to see how the company handles Spaces once Periscope shuts down. 


You also have options to react with certain emojis. The reactions include the 100, raised hand (✋), raised fist (✊), victory/peace sign (✌), and a waving hand (

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