Twitter is expanding the ability to host a space, its social audio rooms to more users. Users with 600 or more subscribers can now host a space.
“Since we built this, the ability to create space has become available to millions of people, and we have continued to make improvements based on your feedback. Today we are bringing the ability to host space to all accounts with 600 or more followers on Twitter, ”he said in a blog post.
Twitter first launched social audio rooms in December 2020, debuting them on iOS. It has since extended the platform to Android as well.
“Based on what we’ve learned so far, these accounts are likely to have a good experience hosting live conversations due to their existing audience. Before offering the opportunity to create a space for everyone, we focus on learning more, making it easier to discover spaces and helping people enjoy it with great audiences, ”he said. .
The Spaces team also shared an overview of the different features they are currently working on. This includes spaces with ticket, co-hosting, scheduling, more block labels and warnings and improved captions.
Twitter’s Clubhouse competitor plans to provide hosts with a way to monetize spaces through ticketing.
“Ticketed Spaces: We’re working on a way for hosts to be rewarded for the experiences they create and for listeners to have exclusive access to the convos that interest them most. Soon we will be testing Spaces with tickets with a small group where the hosts can set the price and quantity of tickets, ”the Spaces team tweeted.
Apart from that, users will soon have the option of choosing up to two other people to manage attendees and information about a space, like a title and description that they host with a co-hosting feature.
The planning function will provide a way to plan a space.
“That way you can sign up to be notified when it starts,” the Spaces team explained.
Separately, Twitter also shared details on how the team will make the spaces more accessible. Currently, the platform offers features like live captions and accessibility labels.
“Every item in Spaces has an accessible label, so people using assistive technology will know what each button does and what actions are available,” Twitter said.
It will work to improve the accuracy and versatility of the captions. It will also work to “match accessibility system settings (larger fonts, display, etc.), showcase emoji reactions via assistive technology, and explore multimodal participation options beyond speech, like the text entry mode.
“Right now anyone can listen to Spaces on iOS or Android and we’re adding the ability to host more people every day,” the Spaces team said.