Twitter Spaces announced new features, what is it about?
These features will be available for Android and iOS.
|Twitter Spaces Announced New Features, What Is It About?
Twitter Spaces allows you to share with other users of the platform the moments you liked the most from an audio conversation , in fragments of up to 30 seconds, which will expire after 30 days.
This novelty is available from this Thursday for all Android and iOS users, after an initial test carried out in March with administrators in the Apple system. The company will also incorporate it into the web version, as it has shared through its profile on this social network.
Audio clips are already present on other platforms like Twitch, Clubhouse, Slack and Prime Video. YouTube is another of the big companies that has also tried a very similar function.
Twitter will introduce custom ‘timelines’ for specific topics
Twitter is working on its developer channel on new custom timelines focused on certain topics, starting its tests with one dedicated to the American series The Bachelorette.
Currently, the home timeline shows a sequence of ‘tweets’ from followed accounts on Twitter, where you can see suggested content based on different factors, such as previous ‘retweets’, topics of interest or ‘likes’.
The company has been changing the way posts are displayed on the timeline for months. Among some of its latest news announced is the integration of two new tabs, ‘Home’ and ‘The latest tweets’ for iOS.
More recently, Twitter’s Product Manager, Amir Shevat, revealed that he is working, from the social network’s developer channel, on a new custom timeline format.
In this announcement, made through his personal Twitter account, the manager shared a screenshot of the web version of Twitter that belongs to the tests of this feature. In it, you can see the timeline with a new tab on the platform wall, which separates ‘Home’ from ‘The Bachelorette ABC’.
In this second, it is indicated who has been the creator of this channel, followed by a header image and the different publications in which the name of the series has been included or the creator of this section has been tagged.
This option would look similar to the one offered by TweetDeck , since in this other version of Twitter certain users can be set in the different columns of the interface to speed up access to these profiles and their publications.
The platform will be able to offer “much more flexibility in terms of what to show and what not to show and the customization of the timeline itself. In this way, and being this “the first step” of the process, Twitter hopes to “decentralize this area”, according to Shevat.
It should be remembered that, as reported a few days ago by reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong, Twitter is testing these personalized timelines with a limited number of people in the United States and Canada.
Hence, the manager has insisted that the company will contact more developers so that they can test this tool as it progresses with these implementation experiments.
At the moment, the company has not advanced when it will arrive in other countries or what its next steps will be in the development roadmap of this personalized section of the timeline. It has also not determined if this feature will eventually come to mobile devices.