According to a new report from the edgeIn, Twitter will soon be testing the Clubhouse-like voice chatroom feature, called Twitter Spaces. The company aims to start testing this feature at the end of the year.
For those who don’t know, Clubhouse is an invite-only voice chat room service. Here users can create their own spaces or groups and continue voice conversations.
While we already have a lot of video calling services, the club has a different way of getting people to interact. It provides another way for users to speak, via voice.
The Twitter site for Clubhouse-like voice chat rooms is via Twitter Spaces. It will aim to get rid of the internet trolls or social abuse that one may encounter. Twitter aims to implement tools that allow the creators of these spaces to have better control over the conversation.
In Twitter Spaces, users will be able to see who is part of the group. Moreover, you will also be able to know which participant is speaking at the exact time.
Besides, according to The Verge, Twitter will provide additional controls for someone who creates “spaces” or “rooms.” He can decide who can participate and who cannot.
Twitter is making every effort to curb online harassment on its platform
Twitter has introduced features like hiding replies from conversations, for example. These features will help in curbing online harassment and user misuse on its platform.
Along the same lines, Twitter wants to only test the Spaces feature for voice chat on its platform. Twitter will not roll out live audio spaces to all users at once.
Apparently, a small group of people will be given the opportunity to test this new feature later this year. Moreover, the company aims to give access to people most affected by abuse and harassment on the platform.
The company said this includes women and people from marginalized backgrounds. Twitter also says that during the testing phase it will test how to detect these areas on the platform.
It will also test how the participant invite works, either via direct messages or from a public Tweet. Our advice is for Twitter to get rid of all the mistakes the Clubhouse made and bring the news to online harassment on its platform.
If Twitter can ever provide moderation controls and additional security features to address online abuse or harassment, that could be a step in the right direction.