Twitter is testing Spaces, its own implementation to take over Clubhouse, a popular audio discussion platform exclusive to Apple. Spaces work by creating host-moderated audio chat rooms, where the host can control who’s speaking. Spaces also allows users to react with emojis and is currently working to implement automatic captions within Spaces. Here’s how you can create and join Twitter Spaces.
How to create Twitter spaces
While any Twitter user on Android and iOS has the ability to join an existing space, only selected users have the ability to create a Twitter space, given that it is still in testing, although the company is rolling it out for more people. .
If you are one of the chosen few, creating a space is really easy. To create a space, go to your Twitter homepage and press and hold the ‘compose tweet’ button. This will open a new spaces icon next to it. Click on it to start your space.
Alternatively, you can also tap on your profile picture under Fleets, scroll to the far right, and tap Spaces. Twitter has revealed that it will soon bring the ability to create and join spaces for everyone.
How to invite people to your space
When starting a new Twitter space, a host can choose who can speak. The host can allow everyone to speak, the people you follow, or just the invited people. Only 11 people can speak in a space at any one time, including the host. Please note that spaces are public and anyone can join your space as a listener, including people who don’t follow you.
If you are hosting a space, you can let listeners in by sending them the link to your space via DM. Alternatively, you can also share the link elsewhere or Tweet it. Listeners can also request permission to speak in a space. The host can then grant or revoke the ability to speak from any listener in the space.