The recent emergence of Clubhouse in the social media space has probably encouraged Twitter to roll out testing of a Clubhouse-like feature called Spaces in a bid to compete with the new app.

Fleets was recently launched as well, a feature which added stories to the social platform, With Spaces, Twitter users will be able to create voice-based chat rooms with hosts, speakers and listeners in an almost identical way to how Clubhouse operates.

Spaces is expected to also offer emoji reactions, live voice transcription and tweet sharing. Only a small number of users currently have access to Spaces and the feature can only at present be used via the Twitter mobile app.

In a statement, Twitter said, “Audio adds an additional layer of connection to the public conversation. Musicians and authors have used it to bring their works to life, while other people used audio to tell stories, share emotion, and be their true, funny selves”

“We also know that people want to feel comfortable and in control when having conversations on Twitter.”

Spaces relies on Periscope integration.

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