Twitter Inc stated on Monday it would introduce a brand new function to let customers cost admission to their reside audio chat rooms in its “Spaces” function, because the social media firm seeks to court docket extra content material creators.
Until now, just some customers who have been a part of Twitter’s pilot testing have been in a position to host their very own Space. Starting on Monday, any consumer with no less than 600 followers is usually a host, the corporate added.
Twitter launched Spaces final 12 months to compete with viral app Clubhouse, which jump-started the audio chat pattern and attracted celebrities and entrepreneurs, however stays restricted as an invite-only app.
Over the approaching months, Twitter stated a restricted group of customers will have the ability to promote tickets to entry their Spaces conversations, and can decide their very own pricing and what number of tickets to make obtainable. Hosts will maintain nearly all of the income, whereas Twitter will earn a “small amount,” the corporate added.
The transfer is a part of Twitter’s effort to be a much bigger participant within the “creator economy,” as influencers and unbiased writers are more and more incomes cash from their content material on platforms like YouTube or Substack.