Twitter Spaces continues testing podcast-like features – TechMac

Twitter Spaces continues testing podcast-like features – TechCrunch

Twitter has been engaged on Areas Recordings, a function that may let hosts share tweets with audio recordings of previous Areas. Now, when hosts share the recordings, they’re in a position to see what number of listeners joined reside, in addition to how many individuals replayed the recording after the very fact.

we’ve been engaged on Areas Recordings and in the event you’re a Host with entry, you’ll now see what number of listeners joined reside AND how many individuals replayed the recording

tell us what you suppose!

— Areas (@TwitterSpaces) January 6, 2022

A Twitter spokesperson stated that the long-teased function will stay in closed testing for a bit longer, however that they’ve expanded the testing group a number of instances since launch. Twitter does intend on rolling out this function extra broadly sooner or later.

When a Area is being recorded, customers within the reside house will see a “Rec” button with a purple dot subsequent to it. If a number shares the recording later, they’ll edit the beginning time in order that future listeners don’t have to listen to minutes of useless air if the Area didn’t begin straight away. When listening to a recorded Area, customers can see who’s speaking and who was within the room, just like in a reside Area.

Some updates on recorded Areas:

▪️ The choice to report a Area is out there for some hosts on each iOS and Android.
▪️ The choice to take heed to a recording of a Area is out there for everybody on iOS, Android, and now internet!

— Twitter Assist (@TwitterSupport) December 6, 2021

These options are helpful for listeners, since they’re in a position to asynchronously interact with content material that they might miss from their favourite hosts. However for the hosts themselves, this replay function makes it simpler to construct an viewers. Clubhouse added an analogous function in November referred to as Replay, which additionally lets customers obtain audio to allow them to edit it and share it as a podcast in the event that they so select. Since June, Twitter has let customers obtain their Areas audio information from the final 30 days.

Areas has develop into a staple of Twitter, even occupying the middle tab on its cellular app. However the development of the reside audio function hasn’t come with out setbacks. Not too long ago, Twitter Areas customers have reported being served blatantly dangerous content material — together with Areas with racist titles that remained on their feeds even after being reported. Different reside audio apps like Clubhouse have additionally struggled with moderating hateful content material. Twitter hasn’t but detailed if or how its moderation of Areas will develop past its present reporting options.

“We’re exploring extra proactive detection and dealing on evaluating and growing new moderation choices,” a Twitter spokesperson instructed TechMac. “Areas is an iterative product and as extra individuals use it, we’ll proceed to study, thoughtfully pay attention and make enhancements primarily based on suggestions.”


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