A new feature that lets you extract a short audio clip from a Twitter Space is getting widespread release on iOS and Android, Twitter has announced. Anyone in a Space can create a clip, which expires after 30 days. While the feature is not currently available to Twitter web users, the platform says support is on the way.
Clips are designed to make it easier to share content from Twitter’s live audio feature on the platform, by providing the best bits of an audio live stream without asking listeners to go through the whole thing.
The widespread rollout of the feature follows a more limited test that started in March. Back then, the ability to clip a Space was only available to a small number of users on iOS, and even then it was limited to a Space’s hosts rather than all participants. Now that the feature is generally available to listeners, who are inevitably much more than hosts, it seems likely we’ll see a lot more viral Spaces clips circulating on Twitter.
Twitter is just the latest company to roll out support for clips to encourage people to share content on its platform. Clips from Twitch streams may be the most popular example, but Amazon also lets you share clips from some of its shows on Prime Video, and YouTube has announced similar functionality in the past. With so much free content available to stream, clips like this provide a handy teaser without having to commit to watching a lengthy video or live stream.