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Twitter brings Spaces to the web on desktop and mobile

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What you need to know

  • Twitter now supports Spaces on the web, but you can only join existing ones.
  • Both the mobile and desktop websites are good to go.

Twitter continues its rollout of Spaces by adding the ability to join in-progress chats from the web for the first time. You can't create a Space yet, but that's likely in the works for a future update.

Right now, Spaces on the web are still classed as a beta feature which means you might run into some issues here and there. Still, being able to listen in to a new Space is a good start – and you can set reminders to join a scheduled Space, too.

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Spaces are Twitter's answer to Clubhouse, allowing people to join rooms and talk in real-time while a moderator controls who can and cannot speak.

The latest move comes after Twitter promised to bring Spaces to the web last month. It's taken a few weeks, but Spaces fans now have a way to get involved no matter where they are. While most people will have the Twitter app installed on their phones, that might not be the case on computers. The addition of support via the web could be a big deal for some. It's also something Clubhouse can't currently offer, too.

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Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.