Twitter may ask users to pay for using Spaces – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Social networking giant Twitter recently introduced Spaces, its rival of live audio conversation platform Clubhouse. The company has said that it will allow accounts with 600 or more followers to host Spaces.
Now, reports suggest that Twitter may be planning to monetise the feature. The company is reportedly planning to introduce a new feature called Ticketed Spaces which will allow people to host paid live audio rooms. As reported by The Verge, over the next few weeks, Twitter will be testing the Ticketed Spaces feature with a small group of people.
The company is said to be working on the eligibility criteria as to who should be able to host Ticketed Spaces. The accounts with 1000 followers have hosted three spaces in the last 30 days and at least 18 years old will be allowed to host Ticketed Spaces.
The report further adds that in order to handle the payment, Twitter is partnering with Stripe and the microblogging website will be taking a 20% cut of the revenue. The host will also be required to have a Stripe account.
A Twitter spokesperson told The Verge, “initial applications, when they open, will be processed within a few weeks, and the team plans to start with a small test group. Although only US users will be able to host these ticketed spaces, for now, anyone around the globe can purchase access.”
Along with Ticketed Spaces, Twitter is also said to be working on the ability to Co-Host Space, enable scheduling, more block labels and warnings and improved captions.
Recently, Twitter started rolling out its new verification application process and reviewing public applications for verification, popularly called Blue ticks. The company claims that the new blue tick mechanism rollout marks the next milestone in its plans to give more transparency, credibility and clarity to verification on Twitter.

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