Twitter Spaces is testing a feature that will make it easier for users to better discover audio-only chat rooms. Previously, users could only view the Spaces of people they followed if they were hosting. Users will now be able to see the Spaces that the people they follow are listening. Users also have the option to hide the spaces they are listening to from their followers. Twitter said it is “trying out” Spaces’ new features with some users on iOS and Android, so don’t expect the feature to be released to everyone right away.
Through a tweet, Twitter Spaces announced that it is trying out a new feature that lets you see what users you follow are listening to, at the top of your timeline. The tweet also mentions that users will be able to hide the spaces they are listening to from their followers if they wish. Users can enable this feature by going to the Settings and privacy menu and navigating to the Privacy and Security option. Once there, in the spaces menu users will see an option Let Followers See Which Spaces You’re Listening To. However, users should note that they will still be visible to other users in the Spaces they are listening to.
we are experimenting with ways to help you discover more Spaces. for some of you on iOS and Android, if someone you follow is listening to a Space, you’ll see it at the top of their tl.
you can control who can see your listening activity in your settings.
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– Spaces (@TwitterSpaces) August 24, 2021
Earlier this month, Twitter announced which is updating its v2 API to make it easier for developers to search Spaces. Developers will now be “able to search live or scheduled Spaces using criteria such as Space ID, User ID or keyword”. Essentially, developers would be able to redirect users to a Space directly from other third-party applications as well.
In addition, Twitter too announced which is extending the ability to add more co-hosts to Twitter Spaces. Hosts will now be able to assign up to two co-hosts to a Space. In total, a Space can now have one presenter, two co-presenters and up to 10 speakers. Co-hosts will be able to invite speakers, manage requests, remove attendees, pin tweets and more.
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