No followers, no spaces on Twitter

Spaces, the Twitter application based on live audio chat rooms and launched on iOS in 2020, has been available on Android for a few weeks now. The social network has decided to open this feature even further, which will soon be available to all users with more than 600 followers.

To set that threshold, Twitter explains that these profiles tend to be better hosts for live conversations because they have a large enough audience to reach. Don’t panic, if you haven’t reached this level yet, the platform has promised to expand Spaces to all users in the future.

Tough competition for Twitter

Twitter also took the opportunity to present certain functions that will be integrated into Spaces. The social network claims to have taken into account the comments received on this topic. Hence, we find a number of controls for audience management. It is also possible to deactivate all loudspeakers at the same time.

Twitter also reaches out to content creators. In these rooms you will shortly be able to market access to your events. Ticket sales will be available to a limited number of testers within a few months. You can freely define the prices and the number of available seats.

More options will be rolled out soon, including user reminders that will further empower audiences. Finally, Twitter wants to improve accessibility in the clubhouse and offer live subtitles. It will be possible to put it on standby and add a personalization.

As a reminder, Twitter is by no means the only company in this market for audio lounges for live conversations. In addition to Clubhouse, which was very successful at the beginning of the year, most of the web giants have taken the plunge. This is the case with Facebook, Reddit, LinkedIn or Spotify, which offer a similar option. It remains to be seen whether this concept takes the form of a single social network like clubhouse, or rather simple functionality.

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