How to host a Space on Twitter. Create a Space for live audio conversations on Twitter. You choose the topic, people to speak, and vibe. It’s about connecting people through the power of the human voice. Being a Host is a unique opportunity because every Space is different—and you’re shaping it by moderating the public conversation.
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Your Space and who can see it
By default, any Space is public and viewable to anyone. However, accounts with protected Tweets cannot create a Space.
How to start a Space
- Long press on the Tweet compose on your Home timeline and then tap the new Spaces icon (multiple circles forming a diamond shape) on the far left. Or, tap on your profile image in Fleets, scroll to the far right, and tap Spaces.
- When creating a new Space, you will see options to Name your Space and Start your Space.
- To schedule a Space, tap Schedule for later. Choose the date and time you’d like your Space to go live.
- Once the Space has started, the Host can send requests to Listeners to become Speakers by tapping on the people icon and adding speakers or tapping on a person’s profile picture within a Space and adding them as a Speaker.
- You will have the option to turn on captions for all Speakers and Listeners to see, either when creating a Space for the first time or later in your device settings.
- The Space is live until you end it, or if the Space is found to violate the Twitter Rules, Twitter may also end it.
Give your Space a name
Once your Space starts, you can add context by giving it a descriptive name. Other people will be able to see the name, so you can help set the mood by choosing something that speaks to your topic.
Promoting your Space
Reach more of your audience by Tweeting out the link to your Space once it starts. Tap on the share icon to Share via a Tweet. You can also pin your Tweet announcement to your profile for even more visibility.
Scheduling a Space
Scheduling your Space and Tweeting it out to the community can stir interest and let people know to save the date. It also lets others Retweet your Space details through a timeline card. Make sure your guests show up by scheduling a Space in advance and signing up for reminders.
Hosts can schedule one Space at a time up to 14 days in advance. Hosts can still create impromptu Spaces in the meantime, but can only have max one upcoming scheduled Space.
To schedule a Space, open up Spaces and tap Schedule for later. Pick the date and time you’d like to schedule your Space to go live.
Guests can sign up for reminder notifications from a scheduled Space card in a Tweet. When the Host starts the scheduled Space, the interested guests get notified via push and in-app notifications.
Sharing Tweets in Spaces
As a Host or Speaker, you can find any Tweet on your timeline and tap the share button, then tap Share to Space. Once a Tweet is added, everyone inside of the Space at that time will be able to see it. Anyone who joins the Space after a Tweet has been added will see the Tweet as well.
Keep the momentum going and use Tweets as a way to facilitate the conversation. Hosts and Speakers can pin a Tweet to the top of the Space to provide more context on the topic they’ll be discussing.
Maintain the flow by having curated Tweets queued up and ready to share. Use Twitter Bookmarks to keep all of your favorite Tweets in one place. Learn more about using the Bookmarks feature. Sharing Tweets is a way to address the audience initially before the voice chat starts. It will give people a way to respond and react.
Spaces currently has five Twemojis that anyone can use to express their feelings. From, “Is this your first time in Spaces?” to “Show of hands for anyone who found that hilarious!” Twemojis let people in a Space respond, agree, laugh and more, in real time.
Whether it’s excitement or acknowledgement, Twemojis are helpful toward encouraging more interaction and participation with your audience.
Tap to sort people by Speakers and Listeners and see the people in your Space. You can encourage people to do the same and get to know each other by tapping on profile photos.
Reporting someone in a Space
As a Host, you can remove, mute, report, and block others in a Space. If you block a participant, you will also block that person’s account on Twitter, and they cannot join a Space you’re hosting.
To remove someone, tap on a profile picture within the Space, and tap Block and remove. The Host can also mute or remove the microphone from Speakers.
To mute a Speaker in a live Space, tap on the account’s profile photo, which will pull up an option menu. Tap Mute their mic and you will receive an in-app notification that will let you know the individual has been muted.