Twitter announced that users hosting live audio chats on its audio service Spaces will be able to charge a fee for people to join. This follows similar statements from viral audio app chat Clubhouse and Facebook that also recently announced a number of audio services including chat rooms where hosts can be paid by participants.
To be a host for a chat on Twitter Spaces you need to have minimum 600 followers.
Twitter introduced Spaces last year when Clubhouse’s world-wide attention had boosted the interest in live audio chats. Clubhouse is still an invite-only app where those invited can invite one more person to join. Clubhouse recently said it is cooperating with a payment service so chat hosts can be tipped by participants.
Twitter said that during a number of months, a limited group of users will be able to sell tickets to access their Spaces conversations They will themselves decide about the price for tickets and how many tickets they are willing to sell.
Hosts will keep the majority of the revenue, while Twitter will earn a “small amount,” the company added.
“Hosts put time and effort into creating space for conversation, connection and fun. Now, we’re working on a way for hosts to be rewarded for the experiences they create by getting monetary support, while providing listeners with exclusive access to the conversations they care about most”, Twitter said in a blog post.