Twitter had been testing its new Spaces tab in the app and rolled it out to a limited number of users in the past few weeks. The social company is now making the tab available to more users, starting from iOS. The Spaces tab will highlight in-progress audio broadcasts in the app, hence promoting the discovery of the platform’s social audio feature Spaces.
we’re working on making it easier to find and join Spaces you love. today starts the rollout of the Spaces Tab to more people in English and iOS first, with other languages and Android coming in the future!— Spaces (@TwitterSpaces) October 11, 2021
if you have access, let us know what you think pic.twitter.com/MatEDXv01F
The live Spaces broadcasts will be listed in the tab according to a user’s interests, based on the people and topics they follow. As a result, Spaces will get more attention from users as they tune in to check what latest topics are being talked about.
The Spaces tab is a valuable addition to the app, as Twitter continues to test other options to enhance the discovery of Spaces. Tags have already been introduced for finding Spaces topics and a new option of DM invites for Spaces is soon going to make its way into the app as well.
In the broader social media ecosystem, social audio is becoming an important source of connection. Therefore, any step taken by Twitter to increase engagement of Spaces across its platform is a step worth taking.