Twitter makes Spaces available to the public

Twitter has rolled out Spaces to more accounts, with Twitter accounts over 600 followers now able to host the live audio conversations.

Other notable live audio social media platform Clubhouse was founded last year.  However, unlike Twitter, at present to join Clubhouse members need to be invited by other members to join the platform.

Previous to this announcement, Spaces was available to a small group of users to learn and gather feedback.

To join a Space, a Twitter user will see a purple bubble at the top of their timeline while it’s live. Listeners can react with emojis and can request to speak, but cannot speak unless the host gives them permission.

The person hosting the Space has the ability to control who speaks, what the topic is, and can invite others to join the Space. Twitter has also introduced the ability to mute all speakers at the same time for further control of the Space.

Joining a Twitter Space

Twitter has also announced its future plans for Spaces’ features, including ticketed Spaces, scheduling and reminders for Spaces, and co-hosting.

Facebook and Instagram have also launched a suite of features and solutions this year to further embed the platforms as one-stop-shop for content and ecommerce.


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