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 courtroom extra content material creators.
Until now, just some customers who had been a part of Twitter’s pilot testing had been in a position to host their very own Space. Starting on Monday, any person with at the very least 600 followers is usually a host, the corporate added.
Twitter launched Spaces final yr 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 out there. Hosts will hold the vast majority 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 impartial writers are more and more incomes cash from their content material on platforms like YouTube or Substack.
Facebook final month introduced its personal plans for audio chat options, and in addition stated it could enable listeners to tip hosts.
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