Twitter testing ticketed Spaces

Ticketed Spaces will allow Twitter users to schedule live audio, sell tickets to access the stream, and limit attendance.

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

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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.

Schedule ticketed Twitter Spaces

Charging for access to Spaces

Hosts can specify the number of attendees and a price to charge for access.

Charging for access to Spaces

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.

Tweets with Spaces CTAs

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.

Purchasing access to a Twitter Space event

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.

Twitter Spaces live audio event

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