Twitter’s live audio rooms feature Twitter Spaces is now available to any user with 600 followers or more on iOS and Android platform.
Twitter also announced, some of the services it plans to introduce, such as Ticketed Spaces, scheduling features, alerts, co-hosting assistance, accessibility enhancements, and more.
Twitter is increasing the visibility of Spaces on its website. According to the company, it has begun testing the ability to locate and join a Space from the Home timeline by clicking on a purple bubble around someone’s profile image.
Twitter says it chose 600 followers as the minimum to gain access to Twitter Spaces based on the previous testing. Accounts with 600 or more followers have a “better experience” hosting live conversations because they have a larger existing audience that can tune in.
Twitter, on the other hand, says it also intends to make Spaces available to all users in the future. Meanwhile, new features and improvements are being added at a rapid pace. Twitter is taking user feedback into account as it prioritises features and updates.
It has also built out an improved collection of audience management controls, added a way for hosts to silence all speakers at once, the laughing emoji, as requested by users.
Twitter will shortly launch a more conventional method of raising revenue from live events: ticket sales. The company says it is working on a feature that will allow hosts to decide ticket prices and how many tickets are available for a given event, allowing them to earn money from their Twitter Spaces.
Twitter says that Ticketed Spaces will be available to a select group of testers in the coming months. In contrast to Clubhouse, which has yet to tap into creator revenue streams, Twitter will take a small cut off these ticket sales. It does, however, state that the “majority” of the revenue will go to the creators.