What are Twitter Spaces and how it works?

What are Twitter Spaces?

What are Twitter Spaces?

Twitter Spaces is a new feature added in Twitter to have live audio conversations with your audience on the Twitter platform which is similar to Clubhouse.

Twitter Spaces provides opportunity for users to host and participate in live audio conversations, hosted within “Spaces” on Twitter platform.

How Twitter Spaces Work?

Twitter Spaces is available for both iOS and Android users, when someone you follow starts or speaks in a Space, it will display at the top of your timeline as a purple blink for as long as it’s live. When you join a Space as a listener, you can respond to what you hear with emojis, check out any pinned Tweets, follow along with captions, Tweet or DM the Space, or request to speak. 

How to create a Twitter Space?

Accounts with more than 600 followers on Twitter can host a space, Twitter Space are public so anyone can join the space as a Listener.

You can create Twitter Space in two ways:

  1. Long press on Compose and then tap the new Spaces icon on the left.
  2. Or, click on your profile image in Fleets, scroll to the right, and click Spaces.

When you join a Space on Twitter, your mic is muted by default.

There are a few actions you can take after joining a Space

1.change your settings (such as turning on captions and sound effects),
2.request to be a speaker,
3.check out the list of speakers and listeners,
4.send emoji reactions,
5.share tweets,
6.and share the Space.

How can you invite people to join a Twitter Space?

You can invite people to join a Space by sending an invite via DM, Tweeting the link out to your Twitter Home timeline, or copying the invite link to send it out to your audience via WhatsApp, email, and on other Social Media channels.

Who can join my Twitter Space?

Twitter Spaces are public and available for anyone to join any Space as a Listener. If you create a Space or are a Speaker in any Space, your followers will see it at the top of their timeline, in their Fleets.  People who don’t follow you on Twitter can also join your space as a listener.

Who can speak in your Twitter Space?

Only people you invite to speak can speak in your Twitter Space by default. You can also modify the speaker permissions by adjusting the settings.

You can select from below three options for speakers.

1.      Everyone

2.      Only people you invite to speak

3.      People you follow

Can you schedule a Twitter Space?

Yes, host can schedule a Twitter Space up to 14 days in advance.  When you open your Twitter Spaces click Schedule for later and pick the date and time you would like to schedule your Space to go live.

Who can use Twitter Spaces?

Anyone using Twitter’s iOS app or Android app can use a Space, but only Twitter account with more than 600 followers can host Spaces.

What controls do you have over your Twitter Space?

The Host of a Space has control like who can be the speaker. Hosts can mute any Speaker, but it is up to the speakers to unmute themselves. Hosts/admins can also remove, report, and block speakers or listeners in the Space.

Who can end a Twitter Space?

Only hosts can end a Twitter Space, he/she can end a space by clicking leave in the top right of the space. After host ends the Twitter Space it will not be available to any other users.

How to join a Space on Twitter?

Anyone using Twitter on iOS or Android device can join a Twitter Space as a listener.

There are 2 ways to join a Twitter Space:

  • Click a purple circle around a host’s photo at the top of your timeline (same as viewing Fleets), or
  • Click a purple Spaces box within a tweet. To join a Space it must be live, you can’t join a Space after it has ended.

How many speakers can speak in a Space?

Up to 11 speakers (including the host) can speak at same time.

How can you block someone in a Space?

While in a Space, click on the account’s avatar to pull up the option menu. Click Block. If you block someone in space it will also block the account on Twitter.

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