Twitter is testing a new feature for its Spaces audio rooms that will allow a host to share a clip of recorded Spaces on their timeline. The feature is now available for “specific hosts on iOS”. Anyone on iOS can see and listen to clips, while those on Android and the web will be able to “very soon”. according to Twitter.
Have you ever wished you could capture a moment from outer space? great because we test clipping!
Certain hosts on iOS can now trim 30 seconds of audio from recorded Spaces for sharing, anyone on iOS can see and listen to clips on the timeline – coming soon to Android and the web pic.twitter.com/DZcV1dzGaz
— Spaces (@TwitterSpaces) March 18, 2022
Clips are already very useful on other platforms – they’re a convenient way to share digestible information or content. I personally connect them the most with Twitter — I watched many clips of notable moments from streams instead of trying to scrub an hour-long recording of a stream. YouTube is testing a similar feature. Spaces competitor Clubhouse announced clips in September. Amazon has a clip feature that you can use to share them up to 30 seconds of some Prime Video content. And even made Slack a clip function With it, you can make short audio or video recordings to help participants reduce the time they spend in meetings.
However, it appears that Twitter is restricting Clips to Spaces hosts only for now, which could be a way to prevent Clips from being used in malicious ways. Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to imagine a malicious listener taking a clip and maliciously tweeting it, so I think the company’s decision here is the right one. We asked Twitter if they planned to let listeners share clips at some point in the future.
https://www.theverge.com/2022/3/18/22984866/twitter-spaces-clips-recordings-hosts-ios Twitter Spaces hosts can share clips from recordings in a new test