In December, the social media giant
“Based on what we’ve learned so far, these accounts are likely to have a good experience hosting live conversations because of their existing audience,”
The company said it believes the new audio venture “encourages and unlocks real, open conversations on Twitter with the authenticity and nuance, depth and power only the human voice can bring.”
The tool works 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 the Space, or request to speak.”
Those who host a Space can control the chat’s topic and who gets to speak, similar to other social apps. Hosts can also
The company also announced that it plans to open up Ticketed Spaces to a limited group in the coming months as a way for users to earn revenue from their chats.