Twitter Spaces get a new co-host feature to help you spread the load

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What you need to know

  • Twitter is making it easier for people to manage Spaces by adding the option to have two additional co-hosts.
  • Spaces can have one host, two co-hosts, and ten speakers all at once.

Twitter Spaces now supports additional hosts, making it easier for people to share the load when they're doing whatever it is people do in Spaces.

Announced via a tweet, Twitter confirmed that people can now open a Space and invite two additional hosts to help out. That also increases the number of people that can have speaking rights, with one host, two co-hosts, and ten speaker slots now available.

Twitter says that co-hosts can help hosts by inviting speakers, managing speaking requests, removing troublesome people, pinning tweets, and more. There's also a GIF showing the changes in action.

Twitter continues to make changes to a platform that for years barely had any changes at all. Spaces is undoubtedly a clone of Clubhouse, a service that itself has recently removed its invite-only approach to growth. Spotify is another company that has borrowed from the Clubhouse playbook, while even Slack has had a go at implementing something very similar for business users.

Like many of Twitter's new features, people will need to be using the official Twitter app for any of the new Spaces stuff to work. It's far from the best iPhone app in the App Store, but it's improved in recent years. Let's hope it continues down that path as more and more new features arrive that simply aren't available to third-party apps.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.