Twitter Spaces may not quite have the same social media magnetism as Clubhouse, but it’s got a fair audience. Live audio shows are cool, after all. Unfortunately, the thing about live shows is that if you miss them, you miss them. That’s that. Fortunately, Twitter’s rolling out a new feature that lets hosts record Spaces so that their followers can listen back to them later.
Spaces for when you have time
It’s rolling out in earnest just yet. Currently, the recording feature is only available to a handful of Spaces hots on iOS, though playback is available to all listeners on iOS and Android. According to Engadget, Twitter says recordings are a good way to keep listeners who couldn’t make a show in the loop.
Hosts able to use the feature will have to turn it on before launching a new Space, after which a recording icon will pop hosts and users to see. Once the live show concludes, a recorded version will be available to hosts for 30 days afterwards. In that time, they can share it and tweet it as much they like. Their followers can also share them around, for bonus exposure, and can play them back right in their timelines.
Hosts don’t have to hold onto their recordings for a full 30 days though. If they want to, they can delete it for themselves and their followers at any point. Twitter, however, does hold onto a copy for up to 120 days, which it digs through in search of content that breaks Terms of Service should a user report the recording.