The Clubhouse app is a new phenomenon in the social media space. The Clubhouse app allows you to create your own audio-only chat rooms and discuss, chat, or interact with your friends, followers, or family members. This new format of audio-only interaction gave birth to Twitter Spaces. Yes, Twitter has come up with its very own Clubhouse-like feature. Here you can create audio-only chat rooms, which anyone can connect or listen to. In this post, we share a complete guide on everything you need to know to get started using Twitter Spaces.
What Is Twitter Spaces?
Put simply, Twitter Spaces allows you to create audio-only chat rooms and interact with your followers. Anyone can listen to your Spaces, even those who do not follow you. There is no video or text involvement in Twitter Spaces, making it a bit more discreet.
All the conversations happen in real-time, so you can think of Twitter Spaces as a live radio event. Each room or Space has a speaker or host that conducts the audio event. It was first available for iOS users, but is now available on Android as well. There aren’t any restrictions, meaning anyone can use Twitter Spaces for business or personal use.
Is Twitter Spaces Similar to Clubhouse?
You may be wondering if there are any differences between Twitter Spaces and Clubhouse? The answer to this is yes.
Twitter Spaces allows for only two user roles, i.e. a Speaker and Listeners, whereas Clubhouse allows three user roles: Moderator, Speaker, and Listeners. Twitter Spaces can be used via mobile app and web browser. While Clubhouse is available on the app only.
Twitter has not capped the number of listeners, but on Clubhouse, there is a maximum capacity of 5,000 listeners. Clubhouse allows you to choose between private or public audio rooms, whereas audio rooms created using Twitter Spaces are public.
How to Start Using Twitter Spaces
Let us take a look at the steps for using this new audio-only chat rooms feature:
1. On your smartphone, open the Twitter app and tap the “+” button. Click on the first option: “Spaces.”
2. If you have opened Spaces for the first time, you will be greeted with an introduction page. It will brief you on all the features. Once you are finished learning about it, press the “Get Started” button.
3. On the next page, give a name to your Space and hit the “Start your space” button.
4. Your Space will now start. You will be offered a list of tools during your audio-only event.
Here are the tools and what they do:
- Mic: you can toggle the mic on or off.
- People: add or invite speakers or invite someone to speak. You can also remove any speaker from this menu.
- Reaction: this allows you to send an emoji reaction without speaking.
- Share: you can share your Twitter Space with your followers on Twitter and other platforms.
- More options: includes settings, rules, captions, and more.
Covered above is everything you need to know to begin using Twitter Spaces – a new and fun way to interact with friends and followers. Perhaps one of the best aspects is that you don’t need to go through the hassle of looking presentable, like you would for a video conference or meeting.
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