Twitter Spaces is giving beleaguered users a break.
According to TechCrunch, the social media giant is now allowing users to invite co-hosts to help moderate the madness and mayhem that tends to break out every now and again. The outlet reports that users are allowed to have one main host, up to two co-hosts, and up to ten speakers in each creative space.
The company made an official announcement about this new option on its dedicated Twitter account, which you can see below.
making it easier to manage your Space…introducing co-hosting!
– hosts have two co-host invites they can send
– the table just got bigger: 1 host, 2 co-hosts, and 10 speakers
– co-hosts can help invite speakers, manage requests, remove participants, pin Tweets and more! pic.twitter.com/s76JFbhTL2
— Spaces (@TwitterSpaces) August 5, 2021
Twitter, itself, is undergoing a bit of an overhaul. According to The Verge, the goal of Twitter Spaces is to occupy the space at the top of the screen where the now-defunct Fleets used to be. In this regard, the once-microblogging site has shifted its focus to compete with the likes of Instagram Stories, Clubhouse, and Snapchat.
Additionally, Twitter Spaces will soon have its own “virtual real estate.” In other words, there will be a dedicated tab where users can specifically go to find the “space” of their choice to either speak, moderate, or just listen.
But Twitter Spaces is not without competition. In fact, according to TechCrunch, their biggest competition may be in a platform no one could see coming: Spotify.
“In June, Spotify launched Greenroom, a standalone app that allows people to create 1,000-person voice events. Naturally, Facebook also launched its own spin on live audio rooms (called Live Audio Rooms) in June. Discord, already a leader in voice-based chat, added its own Clubhouse-like event channels in March,” reports the outlet.
It remains to be seen if Spaces will last, or will go the way of the Fleets, for the social media giant. For now, Spaces are available with the new co-hosts and speakers option, with more features that are sure to be rolled out in the coming weeks.