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Twitter Spaces now available to anyone with at least 600 followers

Just like Clubhouse, Spaces lets users host audio sessions, but there is no separate app for Spaces, the feature is present within the Twitter app.

twitter-logoAnkita Chakravarti | May 4, 2021 | Updated 09:42 IST

Highlights

  • Twitter is rolling out Spaces to users with around 600 followers on the micro-blogging site.
  • The company had introduced a Clubhouse-like audio chat room called Spaces last year.
  • The new feature, which is also a voice chatting feature, lets users create live rooms with up to 10 speakers.

Twitter is rolling out Spaces to users with around 600 followers on the micro-blogging site. The company had introduced a Clubhouse-like audio chat room called Spaces last year. However, Twitter had not immediately rolled out the feature to all its users, it had only started testing Spaces with a limited group of people. Just like Clubhouse, Spaces lets users host audio sessions, but there is no separate app for Spaces, the feature is present within the Twitter app.

Twitter announced in a blog post that it will let users with 600 or more followers host a Space. "Today, we're bringing the ability to host a Space to all accounts with 600 or more followers on Twitter. Based on what we've learned so far, these accounts are likely to have a good experience hosting live conversations because of their existing audience. Before bringing the ability to create a Space to everyone, we're focused on learning more, making it easier to discover Spaces, and helping people enjoy them with a great audience."

The new feature, which is also a voice chatting feature, lets users create live rooms with up to 10 speakers. However, there is no cap on the number of listeners, as unlimited people can join a room to listen to a session or a conversation.

"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. Spaces are for small and intimate conversations with just a few others, or for big discussions about what's unfolding right now with thousands of listeners," the blog read.

When someone you follow on Twitter, hosts a Space on Twitter, you can see a purple bubble at the top of your screen. The bubble glows for as long as the person is live on the app. You can join the session or a conversation as a listener and can even react to what the person is saying using emojis follow along with captions, Tweet or DM Space, or request to speak. You will be granted permission to speak only if the host allows you in. In a large group, you may never get a chance to speak, but you can always react using emojis.

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