Twitter begins testing new clipping tool for Company Spaces announced This week. Some iOS hosts can now cut 30 seconds of audio from the recorded space to share with others on Twitter. All iOS users can watch and listen to the clip in their timeline. Twitter says the new feature is coming soon to its Android and web apps.
Organizers can create audio clips of recorded locations that can be shared via tweet, which also includes a link to the entire recording. The new tool allows presenters to increase interest in their space, as well as highlight certain parts of the broadcast without having to share the entire recording.
Clubhouse, the social audio app that marked the launch of Twitter Spaces, launched its Clips feature last September. This feature allows listeners in public areas to cut out the very last 30 seconds of audio and share it anywhere. It can be shared on other social media platforms. Clubhouse’s cropping feature differs from the Twitter test in that the tool allows all users to create clips, not just the host. Since the Twitter tool is still in its testing phase, it’s possible that the company could make changes before it’s officially launched.
gaming-updates contacted Twitter to see if it plans to expand the cut tool to all users, not just the host, but received no immediate response.
In recent months, Twitter has introduced a number of Spaces features to expand its offerings. The company is working on a Space Recording feature that allows hosts to share tweets with audio recordings from previous Spaces. Earlier this year, Twitter made it possible for hosts sharing recorded space to see how many listeners were live and how many people subsequently played back the recording.
Live audio has become popular during the pandemic as people around the world have been locked in their homes. But now that restrictions have been lifted in many countries and personalized events are back, live audio room companies such as Twitter and Clubhouse are looking to retain users by launching new features.