Twitter has been publicly testing its Clubhouse competitor, Spaces, for several months now, but it’s only for iOS users. From today, Android users can have fun.
Android fans, our beta version is growing! from today you will be able to join and talk in any space. Soon you will be able to create your own, but we are still working on some things. Keep your 👀 out for the live spaces above your home tl
– Spaces (@TwitterSpaces) March 2, 2021
Like Clubhouse, Spaces offers Twitter users a place where they can actually talk to people using audio. It’s a bit like the 2021 version of a conference call – if a conference call is largely with strangers. It also has a few unique features like AI captions for conversations.
Unfortunately, Twitter does not yet provide the full range of Spaces functionality to Android users. Currently, Android users can join and talk in a space, but cannot yet create their own room – Twitter says this feature will be available soon. No word on when it might hit the desktop, either.
Nonetheless, given that there appears to be a significant overlap of Twitter users and Clubhouse fans, there is, uh, space out makes a lot of sense for Twitter. In addition, it’s nice to see that the social network is finally starting to diversify; hopes he can keep the momentum going.