Twitter spaces are rolling out widely, but with a weird limitation
Twitter spaces, the social media giantLive audio conversations from, are now expanding widely. Starting this week, Twitter users with 600 or more followers can host their own spaces. According to the company, this odd limitation is due to the fact that “these accounts are likely to have a good experience in hosting live conversations due to their existing audience.”
However, he didn’t rule out the possibility of bringing spaces to everyone in the future, saying he aims to make this feature of audio social conversations easily accessible and enjoyable for users. Twitter Spaces is currently available for Android and iOS users with 600 or more followers. The company is also planning a web version for the future.
Twitter’s Clubhouse competitor is here
Twitter Spaces announced in December of last year. The feature is inspired by the concept of social audio introduced by Clubhouse, which gained popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Initially exclusive to iOS, Twitter began testing Spaces for Android early March. Now, a few months later, the feature is available to all eligible users.
Creating a space on Twitter is as easy as creating a tweet – just tap the ‘More’ icon in the lower right corner of the screen and select Spaces. When you create a space, you have full control over the participants – you can control who is speaking, mute the speakers, remove their microphone, or remove them from the space altogether. You can share your space via Tweets or DM, inviting more people to join.
When someone you follow starts up or speaks in a space, they’ll appear as a purple bubble at the top of your Twitter timeline. The bubble will be visible as long as the space is active. You can join him as a listener or ask to speak. If you’re a listener, you can react with emojis, click on a pinned tweets, view captions and tweet, or send a DM message to your followers.
When you join a Twitter space as a speaker, you can also pin tweets to the space and turn on captions. Of course, the host will always have control over your speaking privileges.
Whether you are the host or have joined someone else’s space, you can always report a space. You can even flag and block other participants in the space. If you’ve blocked someone previously, they can’t join a place you’re hosting. Additionally, Twitter will notify you with tags and warnings if someone you’ve blocked speaks in a space you join.
Twitter has more features planned for spaces
Along with the large-scale rollout of Spaces, Twitter is also working on the introduction of a monetization tool for creators – Ticketed Spaces. This will allow Hosts to set ticket prices for their spaces. Twitter said creators will “earn the majority of revenue from ticket sales,” but they will also keep a certain amount. Ticket spaces will be available for a small group of designers “in the coming months”.
On top of that, Twitter spaces will soon benefit from a co-hosting feature. The company is also adding the ability to schedule and set reminders for upcoming spaces in the coming weeks. Finally, Twitter is making improvements to live captions and working to make spaces more accessible.