On November 12, 2018, Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey will make a gesture while interacting with students from the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi.
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Twitter launched Fleets on Tuesday, a rival to the story feature available on Snapchat and Instagram. It also announced that it will soon begin testing new audio features similar to the popular startup Clubhouse.
Fleet allows Twitter users to post full-screen photos, videos, responses to tweets, or plain text that disappears after 24 hours.
Twitter has started Test fleet in March Some markets, such as Brazil, will begin global rollout to Twitter users on iOS and Android on Tuesday. This feature appears at the top of the user’s app, above the feed. The company said it expects this feature to attract more users to post content.
“People find it more comfortable to participate in Twitter conversations in this temporary form,” said Joshua Harris, Twitter Design Director.
The company also announced Spaces on Tuesday. This is a feature that allows a user to join a virtual room and have a real-time voice conversation with another user.
Spaces quickly reminds me of the startup Clubhouse. Popular earlier this year Among venture capitalists. Clubhouse allows users to join a room and have real-time voice conversations with other users.
Kayvon Beykpour, Twitter product leader, said Spaces will allow Twitter users to have more thoughtful discussions and interactions.
“It’s not’this is an interesting startup doing something interesting. Let’s duplicate it,'” Bakepool said. “That’s very basic to us. If you want Twitter to be a place for compassionate conversations, you need to support those conversations broadly.”
Spaces will be deployed to select test users by the end of 2020. At the start of the test, the company said Spaces will only be available to women or marginalized users. Maya Gold Patterson, Twitter staff product designer, states that these are users facing a disproportionate amount of harassment on Twitter.
“The team is interested and the company is first interested in hearing about their feedback from people in this group,” Patterson said.