Twitter introduced Spaces in 2020 which allows users to host and join live audio chat rooms. Since then Twitter has launched various updates to Spaces including the option to record the session and listen to them later, co-hosts, and other features.
Now the company has taken conversations to a whole new level by improving the Spaces Tab and adding support for podcasts.
We’re integrating podcasts into Twitter as a part of our newly redesigned Spaces Tab. We know that some discussions need more than 280 characters, and bringing people closer to the ideas, content, and creators they know and love is core to Twitter no matter where the conversations take place.”
Redesigned Twitter Spaces Tab brings a personalized hub for audio content
The redesigned Spaces tab allows users to easily access and listen to more personalized Spaces (live and recorded) which can be filtered by topics such as news, entertainment, sports, and more.
More importantly, the new Twitter Spaces also feature popular podcasts from around the world. Twitter will automatically suggest podcasts to users based on their activity on the app to help them find topics that interest them. Even a simple thumbs up or thumbs down on a podcast will enable the platform to offer a more personalized experience.
Our internal research indicates that 45% of people who use Twitter in the US also listen to podcasts monthly, so we’ll automatically suggest compelling podcasts to help people easily find and listen to the topics they want to hear more about. For example, if someone regularly interacts with Vox content on Twitter, they’ll probably see a Vox podcast in a Spaces hub.
Previously, it was discovered that Twitter Spaces was testing themed-based audio stations and daily digest. Now, the feature is officially out.
However, the new Twitter Spaces with podcasts is currently available to a limited number of English-speaking iOS and Android users worldwide.