Twitter customers on Android can now be part of the platform’s Clubhouse-like Areas
Twitter has opened its audio chat room, Areas, to Android customers, the corporate tweeted Tuesday.
Twitter launched a restricted model of the Clubhouse competitor on iOS in January. Whereas any customers of Twitter’s iOS app can be part of and take heed to Areas, just a few can host them in the intervening time. Twitter said it was giving Spaces to “a really small suggestions group” to begin, with ladies and folks from different marginalized teams given precedence. Now, customers of Twitter’s Android app can be part of and take heed to Areas as effectively.
Android people, our beta is rising! beginning as we speak it is possible for you to to hitch and speak in any House. SOON you’ll be capable of create your individual however we’re nonetheless figuring out some issues. preserve your out for reside Areas above your own home tl
— Areas (@TwitterSpaces) March 2, 2021
The announcement tweet doesn’t point out when Android customers will be capable of host Areas; it appears to be like like Android customers can converse and take heed to conversations in Areas however not host their very own chats simply but. A Twitter spokesperson mentioned in an e-mail to GadgetClock that each Android and iOS customers will be capable of begin and take heed to Areas “quickly.”
Twitter has ramped up its forays into voice-based options over the previous a number of months. Along with launching Areas in beta, it launched audio tweets final June on iOS for a restricted variety of folks, permitting customers to report and ship audio messages as much as 140 seconds lengthy — a nod to the unique tweet size of 140 characters. It additionally launched help for voice-based direct messages in India final month for each iOS and Android apps.
Twitter confronted some criticism for failing to incorporate captions on its audio messages for its customers who’re deaf and arduous of listening to, however it mentioned it might be including automated captions to audio and video in tweets someday this yr.
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