Back in 2020, Twitter launched Spaces as its answer to the growing live audio format popularised by apps like Clubhouse.
Spaces have no time limit, no limit on the listener count and can support up to 13 speakers at a time, including the host and two co-hosts.
So, how do you join one? Scroll down to discover more about Twitter Spaces, including how to join a Space and what features you can access when you’re there.
How to join Twitter Spaces
When Spaces first launched, users needed to be logged into a Twitter account to use the feature. While this is no longer a necessity now that users can share Spaces via links, you’ll still have a much easier time finding a Space to join when logged in as Twitter highlights the Spaces your friends have joined in your feed.
Here’s how to join a Twitter Space on iOS or Android…
What you’ll need:
- An iOS or Android device with the Twitter app installed
- You can also use a PC to join, but you won’t be able to create your own Spaces this way
The Short Version:
- Find a Space
- Tap on the Space
- Hit Start Listening
- Explore features like emoji reactions and request to speak
- Leave the Space when you’re done listening – that’s it!
How to join Twitter Spaces
Find a Space to join
You can find Spaces linked in tweets, in your DMs or in a purple circle at the very top of your timeline. You can also see a longer list of live Spaces in the Spaces tab at the bottom of your feed.
Tap on the Space
This will present you with a preview of the host(s) and who is listening.
Tap Start Listening
You’ve just joined a Space. You can stop here if you want!
Tap the Guests icon to see who else is in the Space
This will show you a complete list of the host, co-hosts, speakers and listeners.
Choose whether you want to see captions
To toggle captions on and off, tap the three dot menu, choose Adjust Settings and select View Captions.
Tap the Request icon to speak
The Request icon looks like a microphone. Hit this and wait if you’d like permission to speak in another person’s Space.
Tap the heart icon to send reactions
Tap the icon to see the five emojis you can use as reactions. These include a heart, a laughing face, clapping hands, a peace sign and a wave.
Share the Space with your friends
Tap the Share icon at the top of the Space to get a link you can send to your friends and followers.
Tap Leave to exit the Space
When you’re ready to go, hit the red Leave icon in the top right corner.
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Yes, you can join a Space on the desktop version of Twitter, but you can’t currently start your own Space there.
Yes, Twitter Spaces are public, so anyone can join a Space and anyone in a Space can see your name and profile picture when you join it. Your followers will also see the Space along with your account at the top of their timelines when you’re listening in to one.