Twitter adds support for recording and sharing spaces on iOS

by Johnson Daniel
Twitter now lets you listen to Spaces without an account

Twitter has launched the Spaces Recording option that allows hosts to record their live audio sessions in Twitter Spaces to make them available for replay.

The Spaces Recording option will be made available to a limited number of Twitter Spaces hosts on iOS and all listeners on iOS and Android worldwide. Twitter says the first users to receive access will be those who were in the original Spaces Beta. It will then roll out the feature to the rest of the Twitter audience in a few more weeks, the company says.

“With the ability to record Spaces and share them across the platform, Hosts can extend the value of their work past the moment during which a Space is live and listeners have the benefit of playing it back as well as sharing it via their timelines,” says Twitter.

How to use Twitter’s Space Recording feature

To use the feature, the host will create their live audio room by giving their Space a title and selecting up to three tags to describe what the room’s about, as usual. They can then toggle on the new setting, “Record Space,” before tapping on the “Start a Space” button to begin their live audio session.

If in a Twitter Space that’s being recorded, participants will see a “Rec” button with a red dot next to it at the top of the Space as an indication that the recording is underway.

When the host is ready to end the Space, they’ll tap on the “End” button at the top-right as they would otherwise, and will then be presented with a pop-up box that asks them to confirm they want to end both the Space and stop the recording.

Once wrapped, the recording of the Space can be shared across Twitter’s platform, allowing listeners to play it back at any time or re-share it themselves.

The recording would be available for a month but hosts can delete it anytime. However, Twitter says it will still keep a file for up to 120 days, though, so it can check for hateful content that goes against its ToS, in case users report a recording.

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