Twitter Spaces now available to anyone with more than 600 followers
Twitter has announced on Monday that it is opening its Spaces feature to users with more than 600 followers. Twitter introduced Spaces last year and it was a part of public beta. It is now reaching more people on both Android and iOS.
Twitter Spaces is live audio conversations feature on Twitter that lets a host stream voice chats with other Twitter users. Audience members can listen in or become part of the ongoing conversation.
Now, users with more than 600 or more followers will be able to create Spaces. Twitter also plans to introduce new features like ‘Ticketed Spaces’ for Space sessions scheduling and reminders, co-hosting, and more. A limited group of users will have the authority to set ticket prices and how many are available to sell. Twitter mentioned the majority of the revenue will go to the hosts while “a small amount” will go to the company but they did not specify the revenue split.
How to use Twitter Spaces?
It’s very easy to start or join Twitter Spaces if you have at least 600 followers. Here’s what to do:
Step 1: Open Twitter App on your Android or iOS device.
Step 2: Long-press the tweet icon on the homepage.
Step 3: You will find the new Spaces option in a diamond-shaped icon. Tap on it to start.
Step 4: Now, you can name the Live Room and add people. You can also give speaking rights to the people you want.
You can also easily join Spaces of other people. If someone you are following goes live with Spaces, you will see it at the top of the Twitter homepage. Just click on it to join their spaces.
Here’s what Twitter said about Spaces:
You’ve always followed people for their Tweets, now Spaces lets you hear their voices and talk about what’s happening now and what’s most important to you – live. From Tweeting to talking, reading to listening, Spaces encourages and unlocks real, open conversations on Twitter with the authenticity and nuance, depth and power only the human voice can bring.