Twitter is opening its Spaces feature to all users with at least 600 followers. This move could mean Twitter is gunning to take on the newcomer Clubhouse – which is popular for a similar feature.

Clubhouse gained its popularity during the middle of the pandemic as many were quarantining and spending time at home.

Spaces is an audio-only voice chat feature that lets a host stream voice chats with other Twitter users. Followers and audience members can either listen in or become part of the conversation.

Features you’ll find in Spaces:
– Up to 11 speakers at any time, with no cap on listeners
– Native captioning + emoji reactions
– Discoverability via the top of your followers timelines
– Ability to add personalized descriptions and share Tweets

Through Direct Messages or on the timeline, users can inform followers and fans that they’re hosting a Space with a customized Twitter Space Card. Tap on the share icon in your Space to make a card or share the link in a Tweet. Once your Space has started, followers will also be able to find it via the Fleets bar at the top of their timeline — a purple ring around your profile photo indicates a live Space — ensuring your conversation is highly visible.

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