Twitter has announced an important update for its social audio feature Spaces. As part of the update, Spaces hosts can now access and download recordings of Spaces hosted in the past 30 days from the ‘data’ folder of their Data download.
Twitter explains that in order to access the audio recordings, hosts will have to download their personal data files upon requesting Twitter for them, via the 'Your Account' section in profile settings. The request can take up to 24 hours to get approved.
Next, by simply tapping on 'Request Archive' from the 'Download and archive of your data' section, hosts will be able to access a zip file of all the personal data provided to them by Twitter, including their Spaces audio.
Currently, however, this download process is not as ideal, as in order to download Spaces audio, you will have to also download all of your Twitter info. Twitter plans to improve the process to make it more convenient for users.
The Spaces audio download option is useful for users in a way that it can help them expand their audience reach by boosting connection with those who may not have been able to join their Space live.
There is, however, one concern that comes with this update, which is that of consent from all speaks for re-use of the audio. This is something that Twitter is looking into, and may introduce a consent option for this purpose.
Twitter announced a bunch of other options for Spaces alongside the download option, including Space scheduling, a new Spaces tab in the app that is currently in testing, the capacity to tune in via desktop PCs, and new options on how pinned and shared tweets are displayed within a Space.