Twitter Spaces how-to guide

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Twitter Spaces how-to guide

Spaces are a brand new way to have live audio conversations on Twitter.

Want to learn more about Twitter Spaces? You’re in the right place. Spaces are ephemeral, live audio conversations on Twitter, and it’s easy to join one or start a Space of your own.

How to join a Space

Spaces are public and you can join one in one of three ways. Each Space has a public link that a host or listener can include in a Tweet, or share via a Direct Message. Live Spaces featuring a speaker or host you follow will also appear at the top of your timeline, highlighted in purple. 

How to host a Space

To start a Space, long-press the compose button on your Home timeline, then select the cluster of dots icon. Your mic will be off when you first create your Space — tap Start your Space once you’re ready to begin speaking.

How to Tweet about your Space

Inform your audience and encourage them to join you by Tweeting about your Space in advance. To Tweet about it once your Space has started, click on the share menu in the bottom right corner to share your Space via Direct Message, Tweet card directly to your Home timeline, or copying the link.

How to share a Tweet within your Space

Help to guide the conversation and give context to your listeners by sharing a Tweet within your Space. To do this, navigate to the Tweet you want to include, tap the share icon, and select “Your Space” — don’t worry, your Space will remain active while you do this.

Spaces controls and icons

Mic controls: Use this button to request to speak or mute/unmute yourself

Settings: Access to features such as captioning, sharing feedback, and adjusting more settings

Manage Speakers: Accept requests, manage guests, etc.

Emoji reactions: Select from a number of emojis to silently react to the conversation

Share: Options for sharing your Space via link, Direct Message, or Tweet

Twitter Spaces FAQs

 

Who can join my Space?
Spaces are public and anyone can join as a listener.

Is there a time limit for Spaces?
There is no time limit for Spaces — each Space will be live until ended by the host.

Can I choose who is a speaker? 
Yes. When you start the Space, you can add who you want to be a speaker or keep it open and anyone in the Space can request to be a speaker. Spaces can have up to 11 speakers at any one time, including the host.

How will people know about my Space?
Spaces are public. We encourage hosts to Tweet about upcoming Spaces they plan to start. And once a Space has been started, the host and anyone in the Space can share a Tweet and/or share a link of the Space directly from the share menu. 

Once a Space has been started, anyone following the host or a listener will see the Space lit up in purple at the top of their timeline.


How can I remove someone from my Space?
The host can remove speaker permissions from anyone at any time, and can also remove anyone from the Space. This can be done by tapping on the person’s avatar within the Space, and tapping either “Block and remove” or “Report and remove.”

What safety controls exist?
Hosts of Spaces can control who has the ability to speak in their Space, and can also take action to “block and remove” or “report and remove” people from their Space. Speakers and listeners can report a Space, as well as report any account inside of a Space. Spaces will also show participants a warning when someone they block is speaking.

 

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