Twitter opens Spaces to everyone

Any iOS and Android user can now host a Space

Twitter is continuing to make moves, now rolling out the ability for anyone to host a space, along with acquiring group chat app Sphere.

The platform’s audio chatroom feature, known as Twitter Spaces, is now open to any user that wants to host a Space on iOS and Android. The Clubhouse-style feature allows users to create public and private audio chat rooms, making it the perfect place for anyone to talk with their followers.

Twitter first launched Spaces in November 2020, and until now, the ability to host a room was only accessible to users with over 600 followers. In case you want to host your own Space, Twitter has posted a short tutorial on how you can.

Yesterday Twitter acquired London-based Sphere, which operates an eponymous groups chat app, as another move to improve its communities, and make conversations more interactive and organized. The price of the deal has not been disclosed, but we know Sphere’s team of 20 will be joining Twitter, according to Sphere’s blog post.

"It’s been a long and exciting journey to this point. Like many startups, Sphere started with a very different mission — to help anyone find and share knowledge instantly through the creation of a 'global brain.' We originally built a marketplace of paid experts from all around the world, connecting them through group chat," the company said in its blog post.

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