Twitter announced that it will provide the ability for accounts with 600 or more followers to host Spaces, which are clubhouse-like social audio rooms. Users on iOS and Android devices will also be included in the update.
The company said it has gained 600 followers after reader comments and what it has learned since it introduced Spaces late last year.
“These accounts are likely to have a good experience hosting live chats because of their current audience,” the company said in a blog post announcing the changes.
“Before providing the ability to create a space for everyone, we focus on learning more, making Spaces easier to discover, and helping people enjoy them with a large audience,” she added.
And according to what was reported by the verege, if you have used Clubhouse, Discord’s Stage Channels, or any other social audio product, you should feel completely at home in a place designed to allow groups of people to talk to each other while others listen to them, especially since the coordination is very good. For things like interviews or group discussions, but in the Clubhouse, social voice rooms have also been used as comedy venues, presentation rooms, and more.
Twitter will also provide space for tickets. Twitter has also revealed a feature not available in Clubhouse:
Twitter plans to offer a way for users to monetize Spaces with tickets, a feature not found at Clubhouse.
The company says its hosts will be able to set ticket prices and the number of tickets sold, which could allow people to create exclusive events and earn some money for their efforts.
Twitter says it will take a “small amount” in revenue from ticket sales, and the feature will be available to a “limited group” in the coming months.
This comes while Clubhouse provides a way to make money on its platform as well, through direct payments, although the ability to receive payments is only available to a small test group at the moment.
With spaces with tickets, and upcoming super followups that will allow you to charge you for additional content, Twitter appears to be ramping up efforts to allow people to monetize followers directly from its platform instead of paying people to places like Clubhouse, Substack and Patreon.
Twitter also announced that scheduled spaces and shared hosting are in the works, although the company has not provided a timeline for when these features might become available.
And while a spokesperson confirmed that the feature was still a work in progress, they did not say when it would be rolled out.
One of the big features Spaces already has over the Clubhouse is the live commentary feature, which is also getting an upgrade soon.
Twitter plans to add the ability to pause captions and customize fonts, but as of now Clubhouse doesn’t have caption options.