Announced a company Twitter has reported providing live voice chat – its Clubhouse version – to more people.
According to the company, anyone with 600 or more followers can host the audio rooms, as the company looks to expand its range of Spaces.
The company began testing the feature in December, and slowly expanded it to include more users.
While any user can join and listen to the rooms, only a few users have been able to start their own conversations.
Twitter provides the ability to host space for all accounts with 600 or more followers, because these accounts are likely to have a good experience in hosting live chats because of their current audience.
“Before providing the ability to create spaces for everyone, we focus on learning more, making spaces easier to discover, and helping people enjoy them with a large audience,” the company wrote in a blog post.
Additionally, Twitter plans to allow some users to try out the specific Spaces in the coming months.
Hosts will be able to determine the cost of accessing their rooms, as well as the number of tickets that will be available.
The company said hosts earn the majority of the revenue from tickets, but did not provide details.
The move will be one of Twitter’s first – but not the last – round of monetization features for content creators across its platform.
The company is also working on Super Follows, a feature that allows users to charge a fee to access exclusive content across the platform, along with an in-app tip feature.
Twitter’s initiation of these efforts with Spaces shows just how important social voice is as companies increasingly try to compete with the Clubhouse.
The Clubhouse is still invited only and has recently introduced its monetization feature.
Facebook recently previewed a number of audio features only, and Instagram users are now only allowed to broadcast live audio.
Besides issuing tickets, Twitter is also adding scheduling and shared hosting features to Spaces.
Both features are similar to that of the Clubhouse, where multiple people can manage who has speaking privileges in a particular room.
And theProgress The company also has new accessibility features, including the ability to turn off and edit live comments in Spaces.
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