If you weren’t living in a cave over the last half a year, you must be familiar with the hype surrounding the audio-only social networking sites. Clubhouse, which happens to be an invite-only, iOS-exclusive app, was the first to go mainstream, to introduce the netizens to this exciting, new venture. After seeing it gain momentum, others have joined the race and are trying to steal the limelight from Clubhouse.
One of the most popular social networking sites, Twitter, has also thrown its hat in the ring, introducing its very own audio-only hangout area called Spaces. Today, we’ll take a look at finding Spaces on Twitter and tell you all about the conditions you must keep in mind while hunting for one.
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3 Ways to find Twitter Spaces
Twitter Spaces is still a relatively young venture, which means not everyone has access to or is familiar with the environment. However, if you are confident and want to have a go at expressing your thoughts, you must start with finding a safe space.
Finding Spaces on Twitter isn’t difficult, of course, but it does depend on the company you keep — the people you follow. Below are the top three ways of finding Spaces on Twitter.
Method #1: Access from Fleets
It’s the official, easiest, and most reliable way of finding Spaces on Twitter. As per Twitter’s latest announcement, anyone with over 600 followers can create Spaces. And as Spaces is public, any follower of the host would be able to listen in.
When a Spaces session is underway from anyone you follow, you’ll be able to find it at the top of your Twitter screen, sitting within the Fleets section. They are denoted by a purple-bordered sphere, making them easy to spot.
When multiple speakers are present, you will see their profile pictures within the Space Fleet.
Alternatively, if one of the people you follow takes part in a Spaces section — as a speaker — you’ll have the option of listening in through the Fleets section at the top of your screen. Tap on a Spaces Fleet to join the session.
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Method #2: Access using Search
This option isn’t as reliable as the previous one, but you can get the desired results if you get a little lucky. All you have to do is look for “#Spaces” in the Twitter search and hope that a result shows up.
To access the Twitter search section, tap on the magnifying glass at the bottom of your screen.
Now, hit the text field that appears at the top and type “#Spaces.”
If one of the people you follow is engaging in a Spaces session — and chooses to share the activity with the hashtag — you’ll be able to join in on the action.
Method #03: Accessing through profile picture
When someone is hosting a Space, their profile picture would have a glowing, purple bubble on your Home timeline. Tapping on the bubble would take you to their Space.
It is an experimental feature at this point. So, don’t fret if you don’t see the halo right away.
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Can you find Twitter Spaces through the web client?
As of now, Twitter Spaces is only available on iOS and Android devices. Although no release date has been shared yet, we are confident that Twitter is working on a web variant. We could see it come to life in the next few months.
What happens when a blocked user creates a Spaces session?
When someone blocks you on Twitter, you are thrown out of their list of followers and don’t get the option to communicate with them on the platform. Since Twitter Spaces are primarily shared through Fleets, you will not be able to see when a blocked user initiates a session. Similarly, if you start a Spaces session, the people you blocked on the platform won’t see it in their Fleets section.
Finding Spaces from accounts with protected Tweets
As per Twitter, accounts with Protected Tweets cannot create Spaces — which are public and available to all Twitter users. And since they cannot create Spaces, there’s no question of finding and joining them.