Twitter opens ticketed Spaces in preparation for platform redesign
Future. Weeks after dipping its toes into user monetization with tipping, Twitter is rolling out a ticketed Spaces feature. The Clubhouse-like audio feature is the latest feature in Twitter’s race to redesign for the next era of digital communication, where paying people directly is key. But will people be willing to pay for Spaces when high-profile talks on Clubhouse are available for free?
Twitter wants to help you get a penny for your thoughts.
- It’s launching a paid component to its Clubhouse competitor, Spaces.
- Users have to apply to host ticketed events.
- They must also have at least 1,000 followers, have hosted three Spaces sessions in the past 30 days, and be at least 18-years-old.
All the Blue
The feature will only be available for U.S. users at first, but anyone around the world can buy tickets to listen in. Host applications will take a few weeks to process.
The ticketed Spaces is just the latest feather in the cap in Twitter’s big redesign. The company recently announced a new Super Follows feature that will allow users to paywall their accounts to access certain content, a “communities” feature, and a potentially big subscription service called Twitter Blue, which may “let people pay for additional features, like the ability to undo tweets.”
Hosts will receive 80% of the revenue generated from ticket sales after Apple or Google take their in-app purchase fees.