Twitter’s club house-rival Sparse has been under trial for a limited number of users since the end of 2020. Now, the company is rolling out the ability to create space for all Twitter accounts with 600 plus followers. Here’s how to create and join a live audio chat with Spaces.
Space is a feature that allows users to speak aloud with their followers, whether it is a small conversation with a handful of friends or a large discussion with thousands of listeners.
Speakers can talk, turn captions on, tweet pins, and tweet about space, while listeners can follow conversations with captions, view those pinned tweets, emojis Can respond with, tweet or request a DM ‘space’ and speak for themselves. A space can hold up to 11 speakers, including the host, there is no limit to the number of listeners in any space.
The host has the power to mute (one or all) speakers, remove access to their mics and – if necessary – remove them completely from the live audio chat. In the meantime, anyone can report and block users, as well as spec if the space if it violates Twitter’s rules.
If you have blocked someone before, they will warn you that you are speaking in the space you have joined.
So, why users with less than 600 followers are not allowed to create a space? According to Twitter it is about your hosting skills.
“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”, Explained twitter on his blog.
“Before bringing the ability to create a space for everyone, we’re focused on learning more, making it easier to search for spaces, and helping people enjoy being with a great audience “.
Going forward, Twitter plans to offer tools to help users customize live space, schedule space, co-host space, live captions, and even charge ticket fees at virtual doors.
Read on to learn how to create and join Twitter Spaces. For more Twitter tips and tricks, be sure to check out our step-by-step guide to permanently delete your Twitter account, along with our guide to Fleet and Super Follow.
How to create space on Twitter
To host your own Twitter space, you will need a count of 600 or more followers and an account that is not protected.
If you fit this criteria, follow the steps below:
- Open the Twitter app on iOS or Android
- Make sure you are in the home feed
- Write long tweet icon
- Tap on the purple spaces icon (the icon looks like several circles in the shape of a diamond)
- Name of your space
- Tap “Start your location”
- Invite others to join as an audience by sharing a link
- Invite the audience to speak by tapping on your profile image in the space and adding them as speakers
Keep in mind that spaces are public, so anyone on Twitter can join as a listener if they see a link to your space in a direct message or on their timeline.
When you first create a space, you can also add captions to your space by following the prompts on the app.
How to connect with Space on Twitter
To join a space on Twitter, all you have to do is tap on the link shared by the host.
From there, you can switch captions on and off with the “view caption” button and allow to talk in space by tapping on the “request” icon under the microphone.