Twitter’s live audio feature ‘Spaces’ is for accounts with over 600 followers

(Press Release)

People already come to Twitter to talk about what’s happening. You’ve always followed people for their Tweets, now Spaces lets you hear their voices and talk about what’s happening now and what’s most important to you—live.

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.

The ability to create a Space has become available to millions of people but Twitter has been continuously making improvements based on users’ feedback. Now, the microblogging site is bringing the ability to host a Space to all accounts with 600 or more followers on the platform.

These accounts are likely to have a good experience hosting live conversations because of their existing audience. Before bringing the ability to create a Space to everyone, Twitter is focused on learning more, making it easier to discover Spaces, and helping people enjoy them with a great audience.

So how do you join or create a Space?


How Spaces work

On Twitter for iOS and Android, when someone you follow starts or speaks in a Space, it’ll appear at the top of your 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 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 you create a Space, you’re in control—who’s speaking, the topics, and the vibe. Invite people to join by Tweeting or DM’ing them to jump in and then invite them to speak directly from your Space. From there, talk about whatever is happening in your world.

It’s important that people feel safe hosting and participating in Spaces conversations—that’s why Twitter built-in safety controls available to hosts and speakers. For example, as a host, you can mute speakers and take away their mic, or remove them from the Space completely. Recently, the ability for Hosts to mute all speakers at the same time and a new management page for easier hosting has been added.

Anyone can report and block others in the Space or report the Space. Also, people you’ve blocked can’t join a Space you’re hosting, and you’ll see labels and warnings if someone you’ve blocked is speaking in a Space you join.


Your Feedback + What’s Next

Here’s more of what’s coming, based on users’ feedback:


  • Ticketed Spaces. Hosts put time and effort into creating space for conversation, connection, and fun. Twitter is working on a way for hosts to be rewarded for the experiences they create by getting monetary support, while providing listeners with exclusive access to the conversations they care about most. Hosts can set ticket prices and how many are available to sell. A limited group will be able to host Ticketed Spaces in the coming months. Hosts earn the majority of the revenue from ticket sales and Twitter will keep a small amount as well.

  • Schedule and set reminders. To make it easy to track what’s happening and when, you’ll also be able to schedule and set reminders for upcoming Spaces in the coming weeks. This way, people don’t miss hearing from their faves.

  • Host with others. Co-hosting with other people to help manage speakers, participants, and if you need to leave, to pass hosting to one of your co-hosts.


  • Better accessibility. Improvements to live captions so they can be paused, customized, and are more accurate.


  • More ways to find Spaces. More ways to find and drop into Spaces across Twitter—join a Space from a purple bubble around someone’s profile picture in your Home timeline when they’re live.

Spaces is where live audio conversations happen. And it’s just getting started.