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Pass the wine and crank the tunes: Twitter tests ‘dinner party’-like Spaces

Pass the wine and crank the tunes: Twitter tests ‘dinner party’-like Spaces

Cheers!
Cheers!
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Nothing pairs with your pinot and gruyère quite like a Twitter test feature.

The social media company that brought you the fleet is back at it again with a new addition it hopes will, when done right, “feel like a well hosted dinner party.” Say hello to Spaces, which Twitter describes as moderated audio conversations between users. 

Twitter announced Spaces Thursday morning, and the test might be seen as a natural progression of its work in the audio space. However, unlike voice tweets, Spaces gives hosts the ability to both invite and mute participants. 

“people in the [limited test] group will be able to create Spaces for their followers and other people on twitter to join,” the company explained in a laidback, lower-case, dinner-party style. “they’ll have full control over who can/cannot speak in their space.”

Notably, according to Twitter, any user can join a Space when it’s live. However, not everyone can create one (at least for now).  

“Spaces is limited to a very small group of people on iOS for now,” a spokesperson explained over email. “Up to 10 people can be invited to speak in this early version.”

Chat away.

Chat away.

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In that way, Spaces is very much like a contemporary dinner party. That is to say, you’re likely not going to be able to throw one anytime soon. 

Published at Fri, 18 Dec 2020 01:20:20 +0000

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Written by Riel Roussopoulos

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