Twitter Spaces co-hosting update makes it easier to manage sessions
Twitter introduced Spaces in 2020 as a live audio platform for people to carry conversations. The feature arrived with a limited group of users but soon expanded in May so that any account with a minimum of 600 followers could host a session. Within the latest update to the platform, Twitter is now making it easier to manage these audio sessions by adding a co-host.
Twitter announced the new feature today, stating that hosts will have the choice to feature up to 2 co-hosts in their Spaces session in the future. These co-hosts are additionally to the most host, making for three people who can help manage the session.
In addition to the three hosts, the session also can have up to 10 speakers. For example, suppose you designate someone a co-host on your chat. In that case, that individual will be ready to manage requests from other users, remove participants from the session when necessary, invite new speakers to participate, pin tweets, and do other things the host may instead be tasked with.
This new option frees up hosts to specialize in, for instance, introducing or talking with the participating speakers. But, unfortunately, this is often essentially the addition of a moderation option on Spaces meaning one host won’t get to keep an eye fixed on all the particulars accompanying the chat.
Twitter demonstrates how to invite users to co-host a Spaces session with you; the method is as simple as tapping the people icon at rock bottom of the screen, then selecting the “Invite co-hosts” option. Out of the people within the Spaces chat, you’ll be ready to select one or two users to hitch you as co-hosts.