Twitter just released its ‘live audio room’ featureSpaces‘ in beta for iOS users. The company has expanded testing to some Android users. If you’re wondering what Twitter Spaces are or want to know if you should use the feature, in this article, we’re going to cover everything you need to know to use Twitter Spaces, including how to create, join, and use the feature.
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How to Use Twitter Spaces on Android and iOS
- What is Twitter Space?
- How to Create a Twitter Space
- How to Configure Twitter Space
- Invite Users to Your Twitter Space
- How to Join Twitter Space
- End Twitter Space Session
What is Twitter Space?
Twitter Spaces is a Clubhouse-like feature that lets you create, use or join audio rooms directly on the platform. Since this feature is integrated into Twitter, creators don’t have to bother with building new audiences or followings to engage with their Twitter followers.
Twitter is currently testing Spaces on Android and iOS. Therefore, its features, especially the ability to create Space, are not widely available. The company also has plans to bring Twitter Spaces to the web version in the future.
Twitter Spaces is currently public by default. Therefore anyone on Twitter can join your Space. However, you can turn off the microphone and only allow others to join as listeners or leave the options open for them to decide. While accounts with protected tweets cannot host Spaces, they can join Spaces hosted by others. You cannot access the Space session after the session ends. However, Twitter will retain a copy of the audio and text for 30 days.
According to Twitter, a total of 11 people, including the host, can talk simultaneously on Space. Moreover, there is no limit on the number of listeners and you can have hundreds or thousands of your followers join at the same time. Your followers will see the active Space session at the top of the timeline.
How to Create a Twitter Space
- To create a Twitter Space, tap the button plus(+) at the bottom right and select space of the available options.
- Twitter will now encourage you to name Space. Create a Space name relevant to the discussion and tap Start your space to go further.
How to Configure Twitter Space
- When you first create a Space, your microphone will be muted. To activate the microphone, tap microphone button which is at the bottom left.
- Tap horizontal three-dot menu and select Adjust settings to activate or view subtitles.
- You can press the down arrow which is above the Space heading to minimize the Space. This way, you can keep scrolling through your feed while listening to the Space session. It is also worth noting that you will not be disconnected from Space if you switch to another app.
Invite Users to Your Twitter Space
- You can invite people to your Space in three ways. You can send the invite via Twitter DM, tweet the Space link, or copy the link to share it on other platforms. To do all this, tap the button Share in SpaceUI.
- You can manage participants from section Visitor. From here, you can view speakers, listeners, and approve talk requests from listeners.
How to Join Twitter Space
- If you follow the Space organizer, you will see a purple Space indicator at the top of your timeline. You can tap it and press Join this space to join. You have the option to join as a listener or speaker, but the organizer must approve your talk request before you can speak in the Space.
- You can take advantage of emoji reaction to convey your emotions without having to speak on Twitter Spaces. To do so, tap emoji button (heart with plus icon) at the bottom right and select one of the available emoji. All participants will see emoji reactions on your Space avatar.
End Twitter Space Session
- Once you are ready to end the discussion, you can press the button End to close the Spaces window. When the warning appears, tap Yes, End to confirm.
- Listeners can easily exit Spaces at any time by tapping the button Leave in the top right corner. Everyone will be automatically removed from the Space after the host ends the discussion.
Twitter Spaces is an efficient audio space implementation, it will be interesting to see if users continue to use the audio space after the novelty wears off, as the feature actually already exists on other platforms.
That’s how to use Twitter Spaces, including how to create, join, and use the tool. Hopefully this article is useful for you, thank you for visiting and don’t forget to share this article with your friends.