Good news for Twitter Spaces broadcasters – there is Twitter today announced that all Spaces hosts can now record their conversations, on iOS and Android devices.
The functionality provides added value for your Spaces content, which can now be re-shared to create more interest, while also making it easier to consider reuse again.
As you can see in the above row, to record your Spaces chat, you must first turn on the ‘Save space’ switch in the setup process. Participants will be able to see when the chat is being recorded with the red ‘Rec’ indicator in the upper left corner of the main Space screen, and the host can stop the recording at any time during the chat.
Once your recorded space is complete, it will be available for public playback on Twitter for 30 days, while the hosts will also be able to download audio from your Space, which can then be edited into podcasts or smaller audio clips to help promote upcoming shows and content.
The update marks the latest change for audio social platforms, which initially gained significant appeal, at least in part, due to their ephemeral nature, with the Clubhouse emerging as an alternative to spontaneous, personal socializing, which was offline. cards due to the pandemic. Recording these chats changes the dynamic, but also adds more functionality to the option – although hosts also need to be careful with their speakers when recording their reusable sessions.
Despite the changing interest in this option, Twitter continues to emphasize spaces as a key element of growth as it seeks new ways to build its audience and maximize user engagement in the app. The platform has increased its speed of development and introduced a number of new features in the last few months, although it is fair to say yes many of them did not meet expectations, and they still haven’t caught on with the user in any major way.
It will be interesting to see whether Twitter’s approach will change under new CEO Parago Agrawal, who took over from Jack Dorsey back in November, and whether space discovery can be improved or maximized to build the audio platform to a greater extent.
There’s still a lot of potential in audio social networking and real-time engagement in the app, but there are challenges, and if Twitter can’t find a better way to moderate and highlight the best spaces to increase interest, it could end up going live streaming, which still has a place and purpose on a wider scale, but remains a complementary and too often hidden element.
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