2021 was the year of Clubhouse clones, as other social media platforms and tech firms tried to emulate the social chat app’s wild success. Clubhouse still dominates the landscape, but a recent rollout for Twitter Spaces might give it better tools to help take on the current market leader.
This as Twitter Spaces hosts are now able to record chats on both Android and iOS, as well as web browser. The platform confirmed the news, as it usually does, in a tweet.
There is now a “Record Space” button added to the UI of the app for hosts to capture audio for everyone in the Space and make it publicly available for playback for up to 30 days.
Another update on Spaces Recording:
The option for hosts to record is now available for everyone on Android and iOS! When starting a Space, tap the “Record Space” switch to have it available for public playback for 30 days once the Space has ended. pic.twitter.com/fYzaOjQJlF
— Support (@Support) January 13, 2022
Twitter says it will hold the recordings for up to 120 days, to handle any violation of service reports, should they occur. Hosts will still have the ability to delete a recording at any time though.
This addition could prove pivotal for Twitter Spaces as it now gives hosts the opportunity to share content outside of the Twitter ecosystem once a Spaces session is complete, opening avenues for increased exposure.
Now the platform is on par with Clubhouse when it comes to audio recording, with it having rolled out the capability in November of last year.
Clubhouse is still king, but now Twitter is better placed among the competitor apps.