What you need to know
- Twitter Spaces is now available to everyone who wants to host their live audio session.
- The new expansion means you can now create a Space even if you have less than 600 followers.
- Spaces is rolling out to Android and iOS devices from today.
Twitter is now rolling out Spaces to anyone who wants to host their own audio chatroom, after almost a year of experimenting with the service.
The ability to host a Space is available on iOS and Android phones. Before the latest change, the feature was accessible only to people with more than 600 followers. The new update means you can now host your own live audio session regardless of how many Twitter followers you have.
the time has arrived -- we’re now rolling out the ability for everyone on iOS and Android to host a Space
if this is your first time hosting, welcome! here’s a refresher on how pic.twitter.com/cLH8z0bocythe time has arrived -- we’re now rolling out the ability for everyone on iOS and Android to host a Space
if this is your first time hosting, welcome! here’s a refresher on how pic.twitter.com/cLH8z0bocy— Spaces (@TwitterSpaces) October 21, 2021October 21, 2021
Twitter's announcement of Spaces' expansion also comes with a quick tutorial on how to create a Space. If this is your first time hosting a live audio chatroom, just tap the Compose button.
Prior to making Spaces available to everyone, Twitter was hard at work expanding the feature's capabilities. It recently added the ability to add up to two co-hosts and up to ten speakers, which is especially useful for large events.
Earlier this year, Twitter also expanded its monetization options for creators with Ticketed Spaces, which allows them to sell tickets for their upcoming audio-only event. The company also launched an accelerator program earlier this month meant to help new and existing Spaces creators grow their audience.
Spaces was born out of Twitter's intention to go after Clubhouse, which gained significant traction during the height of the pandemic. It started as an invite-only platform before becoming widely available in July, beating Twitter to the punch in allowing everyone to host their own live audio chatroom.
Jay Bonggolto always keeps a nose for news. He is a tech journalist based in the Philippines who has been writing about consumer tech for the past six years and has been using various Android phones since falling in love with Jelly Bean. When he's not writing, he likes to spend time outside, stealing scenes with his phone camera.
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