Twitter announced several updates to its Clubhouse-like audio streaming feature, Spaces, on Monday, May 3, 2021. They stated they would be adding co-hosting, scheduling, more block labels and warnings, and improved captions in a tweet thread. They also announced they’re testing a new ticketing feature to enable Twitter users to sell tickets and limit access to their live audio streams.
Ticketed Spaces: we’re working on a way for hosts to be rewarded for the experiences they create and for listeners to have exclusive access to the convos they care about most. soon, we’ll test ticketed Spaces with a small group where hosts can set ticket prices and quantity@TwitterSpaces
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Schedule ticketed Twitter Spaces
Twitter users with access to ticketed Spaces can schedule the day and time for the ticketed event.
Charging for access to Spaces
Hosts can specify the number of attendees and a price to charge for access.
Tweets with Spaces CTAs
Hosts can tweet and promote ticketed Spaces events. The tweet will have a call to action (CTA) that enables Twitter users to purchase tickets.
Purchasing access to a Twitter Space event
Twitter users can buy access to an event, and can also tweet or share the event with other people.
Ticketed Spaces is a test, which means it won’t be widely available for most Twitter accounts, but all Twitter users can purchase tickets. If the test is successful, we should expect ticketed Spaces to be rolled out to all eligible accounts later this year.
Update: Twitter confirms it will take a cut from ticketed Spaces events
Twitter employees working on the Spaces product hosted an event the same day ticketed Spaces was announced. They confirmed at the event that Twitter will take a percentage of the ticket sales. They also said they are looking into adding the ability to split revenue among co-hosts.