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Twitter Spaces

Twitter Spaces

Twitter Spaces is where live audio conversations happen.

The conversation about you and your content is at its best on Twitter, and now you can Tweet and talk. Spaces unlocks conversations on Twitter with the depth and power only the human voice can bring. These ephemeral, live audio conversations allow for open, authentic, and unfiltered discussions, and there’s a Space for any and every topic and conversation, from small and intimate to millions of listeners.

Reach

Live Spaces appear at the top of the timeline, making it easy for people to join yours.

Control

It’s your Space, so you get to decide who can speak and when.

Connect

Live audio conversations allow you to connect with your audience in a new way.

Features & functionality

 

Live audio

No need to be camera-ready — Spaces are audio, giving you the freedom and flexibility to start a conversation at any time, from anywhere. From home, on location, or at a sports game or awards show, you can bring the power of your voice straight to your audience.

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Accessible & discoverable

At any point while hosting, listening, or speaking inside of a Space, you can tap the “Turn on captions” button, which will allow you to see live captions of any host or speakers who have consented to having their speech in Spaces captioned. Live Spaces appear highlighted in purple at the top of your followers’ timelines, making them easy to find and join, and you can assign up to three topics to a Space you host, to help make your Space more discoverable. We’re also testing out a Spaces tab (currently available in English and on iOS).

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Share the mic

When you host a Space, you have complete control over mic access. Spaces can include up to 11 speakers at any one time, and once a Space has started, listeners can request speaker access from within the Space. Hosts can invite up to two co-hosts to help moderate the conversation, and hosts can also utilize safety tools to remove or block accounts.

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Contextualize the conversation

Set the mood by adding context to your Space by giving it a descriptive name and sharing relevant Tweets directly within the Space. There’s no limit to the number of Tweets you can add, and anyone who can speak in the Space can share a Tweet. Adding Tweets can help drive the conversation, and you can include any Tweet you like — not just your own.

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How-to

Twitter Spaces how-to guide

Spaces are a new way to have live audio conversations on Twitter. This is your guide to starting, joining, and promoting a Space of your own.

Twitter Spaces: 101

Want to learn more about Twitter Spaces? You’re in the right place. Our how-to guide is a popular starting place to bring yourself up to speed. From announcements, best practices, to case studies -- this is your destination for all things Spaces.

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“Whether you want to tell a more narrative story, give a news report, invite everyone to the stage to expand on a topic, if you can talk about it, it can be a Space!”

 

- Felicia Wellington Radel, Engagement Editor

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