During the pandemic, people were restricted to their homes, with social interaction dropping to a bare minimum. Amidst these troubled times, applications like Clubhouse seemed to provide a platform for strangers to talk about interesting topics, without requiring too much of the internet.
Twitter seemed to have taken note of the success being enjoyed by Clubhouse and released its own take on the same, dubbed Twitter Spaces, where Twitter users can drop their opinions or views on the topics selected by the host.
The feature, at launch, was not quite peachy and was subsequently given multiple fixes. Some of these were key in making Twitter Spaces a platform worth using and, today, Twitter added another important feature to the same.
Twitter Spaces Are Getting Co-Hosts!
The micro-blogging giant on Friday announced that it was updating Spaces to allow hosts to keep up to two co-hosts for the social audio room, which would make it easier for the hosts of the chat to help and manage the conversations, which, at times, get out of hand.
In terms of how this feature works, co-hosts are invited by the host and when they join in, they have the same moderation and managing privileges that are with the main host, some of them being the ability to speak to and invite other members, remove people from the rooms and pin desired tweets.
There are certain limitations since only the main host or original host can invite or remove co-hosts, meaning one co-host cannot invite another one, and they are also not given permission to end the room.
To add to this, the co-host feature also increases the number of participants that can talk at one time in a Space, with one host, two co-hots and up to ten speakers allowed, hiked from the previous ten-speaker limit that was set at launch.
The official Twitter Spaces handle broke this news by saying that it would now be easier to manage a Space, with hosts having two co-host invites that can be sent to users, with further mentions of the increased attendance and the abilities that a co-host might have, all of which were discussed above.
In terms of usability, this is quite a welcome move, as it is being rolled out as of now and can aid the host keep the Space under control, especially if there is a large discussion at hand. The improvements also hint at increased importance for the feature, which, seems to be a sign of Twitter's hopes for the social audio feature.