Plans are to introduce ticketing spaces in the future to enable speakers to monetise their live audio sessions
Twitter said that it has enabled all accounts with 600 or more followers on its platform to host Spaces, a new feature for starting live audio conversations on its platform.
The social media company had introduced Spaces in 2020 and since then is said to have been building and testing the feature with a limited group.
According to the company, Spaces enables users to hear the voices of whom they are following and get them to talk about what’s happening currently and what’s most relevant to them in real-time.
Twitter said that accounts will most probably get a good experience hosting live audio conversations due to their existing followers.
The company in a blogpost wrote: “Spaces encourages and unlocks real, open conversations on Twitter with the authenticity and nuance, depth and power only the human voice can bring. Spaces are for small and intimate conversations with just a few others, or for big discussions about what’s unfolding right now with thousands of listeners.”
For both iOS and Android platforms, a user will get to notice a purple bubble alert at the top of their timeline when someone he or she is following is starting or gone live with a Space.
When a user joins a Space as a listener, he or she can react to what is being heard through emojis apart from checking out any pinned tweets. Besides, the user can follow the conversation with captions, and also tweet or direct message the Space, or send a request to speak.
For a speaker on Space, apart from talking, the person can pin tweets to the conversation and enable captions so that everyone can follow what he or she is saying. The speaker can also tweet the Space to get followers to join the live audio conversation.
Twitter has also enabled users to schedule and put reminders for Spaces that are set to take place in the coming weeks.
In the future, the social media company plans to introduce ticketing spaces, which enables speakers to charge their listeners for joining their live audio conversation.
Recently, Twitter revealed plans to introduce a new service called ‘super follows’ using which its account holders can charge their followers for providing exclusive additional content.