omg is this thing on?
aye we’re live! what up y’all, we're the team behind Spaces––a small experiment focused on the intimacy of the human voice🧵
today we’ve opened up to another small group of folks to try out Spaces & we’re excited to hear their feedback (literally!)
if you don’t have the feature yet, don’t worry! we’re still learning and will continue to add more of you over time
Hi everyone, thank you for the very special energy you’ve shared with us these past six days.
We‘re going into a quiet period to reflect & rest. We’ll be back early in the new year to reconnect with you. See you then, maya danny rémy alex
we are giving Spaces to a very small feedback group. people in the group will be able to create Spaces for their followers and other people on twitter to join. they’ll have full control over who can/cannot speak in their space.
the people tweeting are @Mr_DannySingh (Research), @mayagpatterson (Design), @rmbrgn (Eng), @akkhosh (Product)
we're only representatives of a MUCH larger team (we’re following some of them) who live & breathe this with us every day
To everyone who has DM’d, tweeted: we appreciate you.
Thank you for offering to help us learn & grow. We will be slowly growing the group in the coming weeks — if you are interested in joining our feedback group, please sign up here:
we can’t wait to learn together with all of you! talk soon ✨🚀
Good news: We released the patch on the App Store (v 8.48) that fixes the audio bug for listeners. We’re getting back into the groove of things so look out for more improvements in the coming weeks
other features we’re testing:
- reactions similar to hand gestures
- a very early version of live transcriptions
- reporting & blocking
- sharing Tweets in spaces
the human voice can bring a layer of connectivity to twitter through emotion, nuance and empathy often lost in text. we see this with voice tweets & voice dms. sometimes 280 isn't enough, and voice gives people another way to join the conversation.
We’re listening and already learning so much. Working on some of these hiccups as we "speak" 😉 twitter.com/ItsJeffHiggins…..
our new experiment brings people together to connect directly in an intimate, conversational Space.
we imagine the best Spaces to feel like a well hosted dinner party. y’all rolling your eyes, we know. but stay with us!
we'll be mainly using DMs @TwitterSpaces to communicate with those in the feedback group. but we might share some updates and insights too. which reminds us, we should introduce ourselves...
at a bomb dinner party, you don't need to know everyone to have a great time, but everyone feels comfortable at the table. we wanted Spaces to have that magic feeling too.
so how does this first test version work?
oops, we forgot to add alt text. one sec everyone