- Twitter announced in a blog post that it will let users with 600 or more followers host a Space.
- The company is making Spaces more visible on its platform.
- You’ll also be able to eventually set reminders, schedule time slots for future Spaces.
Twitter announced to make its live audio conversation app Spaces available to users with 600 followers or more on both iOS and Android platforms. It also officially unveiled some of the features it’s preparing to launch, like Ticketed Spaces, scheduling features, reminders, support for co-hosting, accessibility improvements, and more.
Accounts with 600 or more followers tend to have “a good experience” hosting live conversations because they have a larger existing audience who can tune in. However, Twitter says it’s still planning to bring Spaces to all users in the future.
Twitter Spaces: Revenue Distribution
The company said the majority of the revenue will go to the hosts while “a small amount” will go to the company. Twitter did not specify the revenue split.
On Twitter for iOS and Android, when someone you follow starts or speaks in a Space, it’ll appear at the top of your timeline as a purple bubble for as long as it’s live.
Spaces let users host audio sessions, but there is no separate app for Spaces, the feature is present within the Twitter app.
Twitter also revealed a feature that Clubhouse doesn’t have: Twitter plans to offer a way for users to monetize Spaces through ticketing. The company says hosts will be able to set ticket prices and the number of tickets sold, which could let people create exclusive events and earn some money for their efforts.
Twitter plans to add the ability to pause captions, scroll back, and customize fonts. To date, Clubhouse has no captioning options, and the company didn’t respond to an email asking if the feature would be added to future updates.
“When you join a Space as a listener, you can react to what you hear with emojis, check out any pinned Tweets, follow along with captions, Tweet or DM Space, or request to speak,” the company said in a statement late on Monday.
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