Pass the wine and crank the tunes: Twitter tests ‘dinner party’-like Spaces
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.”
we are giving Spaces to a very small feedback group. people in the group will be able to create Spaces for their followers and other people on twitter to join. they’ll have full control over who can/cannot speak in their space.
— Spaces (@TwitterSpaces) December 17, 2020
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.”
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