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X adds live video to Spaces as a substitute of bringing back Periscope

Spaces, the live audio feature for X, is now letting hosts activate their video during chat sessions. The platform formerly referred to as Twitter announced the news on Wednesday as owner / CTO Elon Musk reposted a walkthrough from a user named “Dogedesigner.”

Spaces users will notice a recent choice to “enable video” once they first create a recent Spaces session. Hosts can go for either their phone’s front or back-facing cameras in addition to either a landscape or vertical view of their video feed. 

The Video Spaces can be found on the iOS version of the X app, but we haven’t seen them available on Android or the net yet. Multiple users reported significant lag while trying out the feature to this point.

Right now, only hosts have the power to activate video. The final result is a outstanding display of the host’s video feed, which is then surrounded by icons of co-hosts, speakers, and any listeners. At first glance, it’s an environment that resembles Twitch — expect for the indisputable fact that any chosen audience members can chime in at any minute. A number’s video feed also only lives inside a Spaces session, so users can have to affix the session in an effort to tune in.

When Elon Musk announced that Spaces would get video late last 12 months, his description of it sounded closer to a videoconferencing app or video call app like FaceTime, where the video feed switches to whoever is currently speaking. 

But for now, a typical Spaces with video session prominently features the host’s video feed, which is surrounded by the smaller icons of every other speakers, co-hosts, or listeners within the room. It’s not exactly like Twitch since anyone you give permission to can speak back to you, nevertheless it does turn the host into the essential event similarly. 

The recent video integration of X Spaces is separate from the platform’s existing live broadcast feature, which lets users directly livestream video. Spaces functions as a live chatroom, where multiple users can tune in and speak. In contrast, the audience in a typical live broadcast can only comment or send hearts

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