The popular social networking service Twitter Inc. is reportedly planning to redesign its app to make space for Twitter Spaces, a Clubhouse-like audio chat room feature. Although an update was released recently, only 500 iOS users from the original Spaces beta test will be able to see the new feature.
A dedicated centralized tab on the navigation bar has been made to accommodate Twitter Spaces, cited sources having access to the beta version. This new tab will offer users better access and control of the audio chat room feature.
Users will also be able to obtain complete information of the scheduled Spaces at their fingertips. This detailed information will include specifics of currently active sessions, the respective host, and the participators.
The feature will be made available only for accounts having 600 or more followers for now. Currently, there is no assurance of when the feature will be completely rolled out to all iOS users.
It appears that Twitter has grand plans for Spaces, with the company claiming to introduce additional features such as accessibility improvements, co-hosted as well as ticketed events. Twitter will also enable a purple ring around the display picture of users who actively use Spaces.
Other users will be able to tap on the purple ring to join the specific accounts on Spaces directly. The feature will make it easier to find Spaces while scrolling through the Timeline.
Android users, on the other hand, might have to wait for a while. The beta version of Twitter Spaces was first introduced on iOS before the Android launch.
Placing Twitter Spaces right on the navigation bar reflects on the company’s efforts in audio chat rooms, which otherwise have been impartially easy to ignore by those not that interesting in the Clubhouse competitor.
Speaking of which, Clubhouse recently claimed to have surpassed 2 million users after launching its Android version.