Twitter Spaces, the audio chatroom feature that was previously restricted to certain users, is now available to anyone who wants to host a Space on iOS and Android. The company had restricted access to Spaces for accounts with at least 600 followers earlier this year, claiming that these accounts would be more likely to have a positive experience since they already had an audience.
Now anyone can host a Twitter Spaces room
The feature will now be accessible to all of Twitter’s mobile users, the company said. Users can host their first Space room by clicking on the Compose button — the one they would use to post a tweet, according to the video posted by the platform.
the time has arrived — we’re now rolling out the ability for everyone on iOS and Android to host a Space
if this is your first time hosting, welcome! here’s a refresher on how pic.twitter.com/cLH8z0bocy
— Spaces (@TwitterSpaces) October 21, 2021
Twitter has intentions to create a separate Spaces tab, but as we can see in the announcement, this feature has not been rolled out yet. In fact, beta testers for another new feature called “Communities” will see its button in the middle of their app’s navigation row. On iOS, the dedicated Spaces tab was recently expanded to more people, but it is nonetheless unavailable on Android.
Spaces has been rapidly evolving since its inception in beta last year. It’s also possible to add up to two co-hosts and ten speakers in Spaces, allowing for larger gatherings with more moderators. This summer, the company also discontinued its Stories feature, Fleets, making Spaces the only product to appear in the top row of Twitter’s mobile app.