Twitter is expanding its Clubhouse rival ‘Spaces’ to more users. Twitter users on Android and iOS with more than 600 or more followers will be able to create Spaces. In India, Twitter Spaces has been made available to all users. The expansion comes after months of testing among select users. Twitter also competes with Clubhouse which has just started beta testing its Android app. Twitter also plans to introduce new features like ‘Ticketed Spaces’, scheduling and reminders, co-hosting and more.
Twitter Spaces for Everyone in India
“Given the COVID-19 crisis in India and the importance of open communication at this time, we have prioritised the rollout of @TwitterSpaces in India. From today, everyone in the country has access to host and tune into a Space on both Android and iOS,” wrote Twitter India on its official deal with. Take a take a look at the tweet in query under:
At this moment, users outside India will need over 600 followers to host Spaces. However, the company will make Spaces available to everyone after it improves the discoverability of the feature. You can go through our guide on Twitter Spaces to know everything about it. If you are looking for similar audio platforms, check out our article on the best apps like Clubhouse, with Chingari’s Fireside being the latest player in the segment.
Twitter has also provided safety controls to hosts and speakers.
A host can mute speakers and take away their mic, or remove them from the Space completely if they are found misbehaving.
“Recently, we added the ability for Hosts to mute all speakers at the same time and a new management page for easier hosting,” the company informed.
Anyone can report and block others in the Space, or report the Space.
“Also, people you’ve blocked can’t join a Space you’re hosting, and you’ll see labels and warnings if someone you’ve blocked is speaking in a Space you join,” said Twitter.