For the past few months, Twitter has been working hard to make its clubhouse-like audio chat rooms feature, Spaces, available to users on iOS and, as of last month, Android. A logical next place for Spaces to appear would be on the web, and unsurprisingly, Twitter is working on the feature for browsers, the company confirmed that The edge
We decided to ask Twitter about Spaces on desktop after seeing it this tweet from app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, who shows what Spaces’ sample maps might look like when viewed on the web.
And Twitter self hasn’t been completely secret about developing the position either. A Twitter Spaces developer posted some to design of what a Space’s introductory screen might look like on the internet last Friday.
Since Spaces is currently only available on mobile devices, bringing it to the web would be a significant expansion. And that wider reach could help Twitter in its race to compete with Clubhouse, which is still only on iOS (although an Android version is on the wayIt would also bring Twitter closer to Discord, which yesterday launched its social audio room feature, Stage Channels, on all platforms where Discord is available.
LinkedIn, Mark Cuban, Slack, and Spotify are also working on clubhouse-like live audio features, while Facebook is reportedly developing one.