Twitter today has introduced a new ability for Spaces, its Clubhouse-like audio-only broadcasting feature. With the new update, users can now assign up to two co-hosts to help manage and moderate conversations for their audio room sessions on the platform.
Co-hosts will have almost all of the same privileges as the main host, Twitter revealed. Including the ability to be a participating speaker in the session, invite other members in the room to speak, pin specific tweets, omit certain users, and much more. The addition of two co-hosts also expands the number of speakers in Spaces to a total of 13, on top of having the original host and 10 authorised members.
It is worth noting that the main organiser will have all major authoritative control for the audio broadcast. These include having exclusive abilities such as designating or removing co-hosts, as well as ending sessions.
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
Needless to say, the introduction of co-hosting on Spaces is aimed at helping users to ease the burden of managing the platform’s audio-only sessions. The ability to add co-hosts or moderators to broadcasting features on other platforms such as Clubhouse, Twitch and YouTube have been available for quite a while now, so it would only make sense for Twitter to include this quality-of-life feature – albeit slightly later after the debut of Spaces.
It also appears that Spaces is far more well received by users, as compared to Fleets – evident of Twitter’s recent push of adding new enhancements to the audio-only broadcasting feature. For those unfamiliar, Fleets was the platform’s attempt at introducing the popular Stories format from competitors such as Snapchat and Instagram, but was recently retired earlier this month.
(Source: Twitter [Official Spaces account])