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Twitter begins testing its Clubhouse-like voice chat rooms

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(IANS) Twitter has began testing its newest experiment, ‘Areas’, a Clubhouse-like voice-based chat room.

Customers can create a ‘House’ that their followers can be part of to take part in a dialog. Anybody on Twitter can eavesdrop on the dialog, although solely the host can management who will get to talk.

“The human voice can carry a layer of connectivity to Twitter by emotion, nuance and empathy usually misplaced in textual content,” the official account of Twitter Areas stated. “We see this with voice Tweets and voice DMs. Generally 280 characters aren’t sufficient, and the voice offers individuals one other technique to be part of the dialog.

Twitter had launched a teaser of the characteristic earlier and stated that it might prioritize marginalized communities, aka teams which are extra more likely to be subjected to abuse and harassment on its platform.

Along with the launch of Areas, Twitter stated it’s growing different options for testing, together with reactions much like hand gestures, reside transcriptions, reporting and blocking, and the flexibility to share Tweets in Areas.

Twitter final month stated it’s planning so as to add automated captions to audio and video on the platform by early 2021, a characteristic that will assist individuals with disabilities entry the service in a a lot significant method.

It’s, nonetheless, unclear when transcriptions could be out there in voice tweets.

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