Twitter Space – With 600 followers, you now have live-audio rooms

Twitter has added something new – Twitter Space.

Well, if you have 600 followers or more, you can now host virtual rooms to engage in real-time, audio conversations with other followers.

While traditional twitter users followed people or groups for their tweets, the new spaces allows users hear their voices and talk – live.

It was first tested in November 2020 with limited number of users.

“From Tweeting to talking, reading to listening, 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.”


How it works

On Twitter for iOS and Android, when a twitter holder speaks in a Space, it’ll appear at the top of the timeline as a purple bubble for as long as it’s live.

When you join a Space as a listener, you can react to what you hear with emojis, check out any pinned Tweets, follow along with captions, Tweet or DM the Space, or request to speak. 

When you join a Space as a speaker, in addition to talking, you can pin Tweets to the Space, turn on captions so everyone can follow along with what you’re saying, and Tweet the Space so your followers can join.

When creating a Space, you’re in control – who’s speaking, the topics, and the vibe.

Users can Invite people to join by Tweeting or DM’ing them to jump in and then invite them to speak directly from their Space.

From there, it is possible to talk about whatever is happening on the spot.

With the launch of this feature, Twitter hopes to grow its user base to 315 million by the end of 2023.