Twitter Spaces is a new feature on the tweeting platform that allows you to have live audio chats with other users on the platform. Twitter’s audio-based Spaces enable a user to gather with another person or a group of tweets for live conversations in real-time. Spaces is a place to come together with followers, built around the people’s voices using the Twitter platform, your Twitter community. Tweeter Spaces are live for as long as they’re open; once they are ended, they will no longer be available publicly on Twitter to anyone.
What you need to know about Twitter Spaces
Before getting started with the new Twitter Spaces feature, here are a couple of things you need to know.
- Spaces are publicly available. They will automatically show up in your followers’ Fleets, and every Space has a public link that can be shared across other platforms.
- Anyone can join your spaces as a listener.
- You have authority over who can speak in your spaces. While setting up a Space, you can choose who can join with speaking privileges by picking from ‘Everyone’ to ‘People you follow’ or ‘Only people you invite to speak,’ which allows you to send DM invites. You can edit this at any time while the Space is open.
- The person who starts a Space has control over who can speak. They can likewise report, remove, and block others.
- A maximum of 10 people can converse at the same time.
- There is no limit on the total number of listeners.
- Accounts with shielded tweets are not able to build Spaces. They are able to join and talk in other people’s spaces, and their presence will be noticeable to other participants.
- Only the person who started the Space has the ability to end it.
- Spaces are always live for as long as they’re open; once they are ended, they will no longer be open publicly on Twitter. Twitter will retain copies of Spaces for up to 30 days after they end to review for breaches of the Twitter rules. If a Space is determined to contain a violation, Twitter will extend the time they keep a copy for an additional 90 days to provide people the ability to appeal if they believe there was a mistake.
- Hosts can also download a copy of their Space data for as long as Twitter holds a copy of it. Speakers can download a transcript of the transcription of what they spoke in a Space (if they have transcriptions turned on) for as long as Twitter also retains a copy of it.
How to start a Twitter Space
To create a Twitter Space, follow these easy steps.
- You can start a Space two steps:
- Long press on the compose link and then tap the ‘new Spaces’ icon on the far left.
- Or, tap on your profile picture in Fleets, scroll to the far right, and tap ‘Spaces.’
- You can then invite up to 10 people to speak. This is your space to share ideas, send emojis, and do more.
- You can choose who can join with speaking privileges by picking from ‘Everyone,’ to ‘People you follow, or ‘Only people you invite to speak,’ which lets you send DM invites.
- Your microphone will be off to start. When ready, simply tap ‘Start your Space.’
- Allow mic access by enabling ‘Allow mic access’ to on.
- Select whether or not you want to ‘Share transcriptions’ by toggling the button on or off
- Get started recording in your Space.