Twitter announced last month that it would soon begin testing a feature called Audio Space, which would allow users to gather in rooms dedicated to live conversations with another person or groups of people. Twitter then showed some screenshots of the feature at the time of the announcement, but there has not been much detail as to how the feature will work. Now there is some information about how the audio space will work, thanks to reverse engineer Jen Manchun Wong.
Wong dug into the app’s code and posted some screenshots of the feature on his Twitter that showed how the audio space and its features would look in action. In his tweet, Wong says that Twitter is already testing the audio space in beta. The screenshot shared by Wong suggests that users will get the same conversation controls that are available for tweets today. This will allow users to configure the audio space easily. In addition, users can also choose whether their audio space will be open to anyone who wants to join it, only to those who follow them, or on an invite-only basis. Users can invite others via direct message, or by posting a tweet, or by copying a link that can be shared anywhere.
Twitter is testing the audio space beta internally, see here: – Uses Periscope as the backend- Responses: can- “Who can speak” can be adjusted in the middle- Available achievements- Blank Location can be reported – “share response” sends to DM @TwitterSpaces pic.twitter.com/hbyiJuEWw5
– Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) 28 November 2020
In addition, Wong’s discovery suggests that people must connect to the audio space with their mic to reduce noise. There are five emojis that can be used to react to the audio space – a quickly raised hand, ‘100’, fist, hand signs of peace and a waving hand. In addition, audio space creators will be able to adjust who can speak at any time after the construction of any room. The feature will be called “Who Can Speak” and will allow the creators of the audio space to manage speakers, adjust other settings, view rules and share feedback through, among other things, the in-app menu. According to Wong’s findings the audio space would also include transcription of chat.