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How to host a Twitter Space on iOS and Android

Twitter is opening up the floodgates for Spaces – here’s how to start your own.

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Recently, Twitter made it possible for anyone on Android or iOS to host their own Twitter Space.

Think of Twitter Spaces as a voice chatroom where hosts can discuss certain topics and others can tune in to listen. The platform first started looking at this functionality after the success of Clubhouse.

If you want to hose your own Twitter Space but aren’t sure where to start, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

How to start a Twitter Space

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If you want to hose your own Twitter Space, you can get started in just a couple of steps:

  1. Press the little plus icon located at the low-right corner of your Twitter app 
  2. A vertical menu will appear featuring four options: Spaces, Photos, GIF, and Tweet
  3. Press Spaces (the diamond of dots)
  4. A prompt will appear named Create Spaces
  5. Name Your Space. You can name your Space whatever you like so that people know the topic of it
  6. Select up to three topics. You can choose from the topics like music, business and finance, technology, sports, gaming, entertainment, world news, careers, arts & culture, and home & family
  7. You can press Start Your Space, or you can schedule your Space if you want to host it at a later time

Activities you can perform as a host

Once you start a Space, you will be able to perform the following activities as a host:

  • Invite people to speak in your Space. Anyone on Twitter can join your Space, except for those you’ve blocked. Those that don’t have a Twitter account can only listen 
  • Change or mute speakers and remove guests. Hosts can invite up to two co-hosts. The co-hosts can help you manage your Space
  • Both the host and the co-hosts can share a tweet in Spaces. To share a tweet in Spaces, first press Share a Tweet, then press Share to Spaces. Once you have added the tweet to the Space, anyone there can see it. The tweet will also be visible to those that will join the Space later
  • You can also use Tweemojis to encourage participation and interaction. At the moment, there are five Tweemojies available to anyone within the Spaces

Finally, you can end the Space. After the Space ends, Twitter will keep a recording of it for a minimum of thirty days. They keep the Spaces in case there is a complaint/report about any of it. That way, they can review the Spaces. Aside from the host, Twitter can also end your Space in case you violate the Twitter rules

Soon, Twitter plans to allow hosts to record Spaces. That way, hosts can share Spaces with anyone who can’t be there for the live session.

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