Twitter now grants all users the option to host a space. The functionality was previously limited to users with 600 or more subscribers. As a reminder, Twitter launched Spaces, its own version of audio-centric chat rooms, in November 2020.
The company made the latest announcement through its official ID and said all users on Android and iOS will be able to host spaces.
The company also posted a GIF that briefly refreshes users on how to host a space. Users will be able to host their first space by pressing the Compose button – the button they would otherwise use to post a tweet.
Twitter has released a plethora of new features for Spaces. Some of them include the ability to add co-hosts and up to 10 speakers. In addition, the company has also established a fund for creators of spaces called the Spark Program.
Separately, Twitter has acquired the London-based group chat app Sphere. Twitter is expected to use the acquisition to improve its personal and group messaging capabilities, according to a report by TechCrunch. The acquisition will lead to approximately 20 people from the Sphere team to join Twitter.
“Like others, we have watched and admired Twitter’s growing investment in building communities with the release of communities, spaces and features that promote safety,” Sphere said in a blog post.
“When we first met the team, we were even more impressed by how seriously they pursue an interest-based community and how much they believe in its potential impact.”