In recent months, Twitter has been working hard to bring its clubhouse-like audio chat room, Spaces, to users on iOS and, as of last month, Android. A logical next place for Spaces to appear would be online, and surprisingly, Twitter is working on the browser feature, the company confirmed to The Verge.
We decided to ask Twitter about Spaces on the desktop after seeing this tweet from app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, which shows what Spaces preview cards can look like when viewed online.
And Twitter itself has also not been completely secretive about developing the feature. A Twitter Spaces developer posted some designs of what a Rome intro screen might look like online last Friday.
Given that Spaces is only available on mobile right now, bringing it to the Internet would be a significant extension. And the wider reach can help Twitter compete with Clubhouse, which is still only on iOS (although an Android version is on the way). It would also bring Twitter closer to Discord, which just yesterday launched its social soundroom 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 reportedly has one under development.