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Twitter Spaces opens social audio party to Android users

The social audio app Clubhouse is a party pooper for Android users, but Twitter Spaces is now letting them become part of the conversation. Photo by Denny Müller on Unsplash
Photo by Denny Müller on Unsplash

The social audio app Clubhouse is a party pooper for Android users, but Twitter Spaces is now letting them become part of the conversation.

Spaces is Twitter’s contribution to the ongoing social audio revolution. It’s the popular social network’s own space where live audio conversations happen. Twitter started beta testing Spaces in December to a small group of users on iOS. Now it seems to have one-upped Clubhouse by rolling out Twitter Spaces to Android users ahead of the startup’s social audio app.

The room where it happens

For now, however, Android users won’t be able to create their own Twitter Spaces, according to Twitter Spaces, which of course tweeted the announcement.

We don’t know how soon is soon. But Twitter has promised that the ability to host rooms will be available to Android users, well, soon.

So how can Android users join the party? Here’s the information we got from Twitter.

Joining a Space on Android is easy. Keep an eye out for the purple aura in your fleetline and tap to join. You can also join Spaces via a link shared with you (via Tweets, DMs). People on Android can also use emoji reactions, view captions, and be invited to speak in a Space. Other updates to come include the ability to see more of who’s in your Space as well as naming your Space to add context for new joiners. Spaces are still early with more features to come.

If you think about it, Twitter Spaces has come a long way since the beta test started in December. Starting with that small group of iOS users, the company has started expanding access to different communities to get their feedback. And now it’s already being rolled out to Android users.

Interested in keeping up with what’s happening with Twitter Spaces? Make sure to follow @TwitterSpaces and let them know what you think.