Twitter is working to bring Spaces to the desktop

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What you need to know

  • Twitter is working to bring its Spaces feature to the desktop.
  • The social network is testing Spaces on the web via a browser.

Twitter is working on bringing its Clubhouse-like Spaces feature to the desktop via a web browser. While there hasn't been any confirmation of when we can expect the feature to go live, the company did confirm that work is underway.

Reported by The Verge, Twitter looks set to bring Spaces to the web for the first time after already working to get it into the iOS and Android apps.

Over the past several months, Twitter has been working hard to bring its Clubhouse-like audio chat rooms feature, Spaces, to users on iOS and, as of last month, Android. A logical next place for Spaces to show up would be on the web, and unsurprisingly, Twitter is working on the feature for browsers, the company confirmed to The Verge.

Twitter has also been less than stealthy about its plans to bring Spaces to the web. A Twitter developer has been sharing images that show what a web-based Spaces implementation might look like for a week now.

Regardless, you'll need Twitter to give you access to Spaces if you want to use it. It's still being rolled out to users as I type this.

There's still no work on whether Spaces will be available to other developers, unfortunately. That's a big shame considering the best Twitter apps for iPhone tend to be those created by third-party developers.

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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.