Twitter is now granting all users the ability to host a Space. The feature was previously limited to users with 600 followers or more. To recall, Twitter launched Spaces, its own version of audio-centric chatrooms, back in November 2020.
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 tapping on the Compose button — the button they would otherwise use to post a tweet.
Twitter has been releasing a plethora of new features for Spaces. Some of these include the ability to add co-hosts and up to 10 speakers. Additionally, the company also created a fund for Spaces creators called the Spark Program.
In other news, Twitter has acquired the London-based group chat application Sphere. Twitter is expected to use the acquisition to improve its personal and group messaging capabilities, as per a report by TechCrunch. The acquisition will lead to around 20 people from the Sphere team joining Twitter.
“Much like others, we’ve been watching and admiring Twitter’s growing investment in community-building with the release of Communities, Spaces, and features that promote safety,” Sphere said in a blog post.
“When we met the team, we were even more impressed by how seriously they are pursuing interest-based community and how much they believe in its potential impact.”