Twitter Spaces is out now! Here's how you can use it & all you need to know
The Clubhouse-inspired function, which allows users to create audio chat rooms, was debuted last year, and previously only people with more than 600 followers could host Spaces.
Twitter has now made Spaces available to all users. The Clubhouse-inspired function, which allows users to create audio chat rooms, was debuted last year, and previously only people with more than 600 followers could host Spaces. Discussions on Twitter can now be held by all users, regardless of their amount of followers. On Thursday, October 21, Twitter announced the news through its Spaces Twitter handle, along with a video that provided a brief lesson on how to launch a Space on mobile.
The functionality is now available for Android and iOS users, who may begin a Space by hitting the new tweet icon on the homepage and then selecting the Spaces option (Cluster of dots). Then, users must provide a title, pick a category, and begin their Space. Users can also choose to schedule their Twitter Space. Users can activate the microphone by starting a Space. Spaces is the microblogging platform's response to Clubhouse, the audio-only social networking platform that exploded last year.
Spaces are also available on the web. Twitter Spaces was enhanced last month with recording and playback functionality, allowing users to listen to audio chats after they occur. In terms of available functionality, the online version is quite limited when compared to the mobile app.
In other news, Twitter announced new ad capabilities and changed the algorithm that determines which advertisements users see as part of an effort to build the basis for future e-commerce services, according to Reuters. The new capabilities come as Twitter works to expand its performance advertising business, a strategy that promises to generate revenue rapidly and accounted for only 15% of Twitter's income last year. The endeavour may aid Twitter in meeting its aim of tripling yearly revenue by 2023. The San Francisco-based firm is positioning itself to ultimately allow businesses to sell items through the service by first enhancing its ability to deliver relevant advertisements to consumers and raising the probability of clicking on the ad.