A brand new feature is being tested by Twitter, an audio-only virtual meeting zoom, which will be built to on top of the company’s new Fleet feature.
With the new ‘Spaces’ option, users can make a room that is audio-only and will let connections join and participate in within it. These meet-ups will be marked with a purple icon on the creators’ Fleet bubble. This means that an audio-discussion is currently in progress.
This could be interesting because if Twitter allows for full, unrestricted audio between users, things could potentially get out of hand, considering how many safety issues Twitter has tried implementing in the past.
Twitter’s plan, at least initially, is to limit its audio spaces to certain groups.
“It’s critical that we get safety right – safety and people feeling comfortable in these spaces. We need to get that right in order for people to leverage live audio spaces in the ways we might imagine or in the ways that would be most helpful for them. So we’re going to do something a little different. We’re going to launch this first experiment of spaces to a very small group of people – a group of people who are disproportionately impacted by abuse and harm on the platform: women and those from marginalized backgrounds.”
Source – Social Media Today