Twitter on Monday launched its new feature called ‘Spaces’ for all its users that have at least 600 followers. The live audio conversation feature will allow Twitteratis to engage in real-time conversations with others. The micro-blogging company based in US, began beta testing of the feature back in November 2020 with a limited amount of users. However, on Monday, the company rolled out the feature for anyone who has 600 or more followers and will be available for both iOS and Android Twitter users.
now, everyone with 600 or more followers can host a Space.
based on what we've learned, these accounts are likely to have a good experience hosting because of their existing audience. before bringing the ability to create a Space to everyone, we’re focused on a few things. 🧵
— Spaces (@TwitterSpaces) May 3, 2021
Twitter’s Spaces is one of the latest entrants in a fast-growing market for live, audio-only conversations. The live-audio technology has gained attention last year after the entry of ‘Clubhouse’, a start-up that quickly became famous among venture capitalists, who have been looking to invest in technology shifts towards more inclusive apps that can allow connectivity to a large number of people in times of global pandemic.
“Spaces lets you hear their voices and talk about what’s happening now and what’s most important to you – live, a blog by Twitter said, “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. From connecting to your favorite musician to a post show about the game or a recap of news that just dropped, dig into the topics and conversations you care about with people you know and people you want to know, ” it further read.
Many social media companies have been looking to expand their services on similar lines. Social media giant Facebook also announced its plans to create an audio feature for its own users and services, meanwhile and Spotify, a Swedish audio streaming and media services provider, bought Betty Labs, which specialises in making live-audio app for sports.