Twitter wants to broaden the potential audience for Spaces, so it’s making audio conversations available to everyone — even those who don’t want to sign up for an account.
Now, hosts and listeners can send a direct link to a Spaces audio broadcast to anyone, and those without Twitter accounts can listen to it on the web without logging in. They won’t be able to participate, but it may result in more listeners and a broader reach.
have friends not on Twitter? that’s weird but now you can share direct links to your Spaces and they can listen in via web without being logged in
— Spaces (@TwitterSpaces) November 4, 2021
Since the launch of live audio conversations, the website has been steadily adding features to make Spaces easier to share and discover. It enabled users to compose new tweets directly from the Space in July, which will link to the audio chat and any accompanying hashtags.
In October, it added a Spaces tab to iOS, allowing users to find audio shows in one place. Then it opened up hosting duties to anyone, which could mean more audio shows for people to listen to.
Because not everyone can tune in to live broadcasts, Twitter has also enabled a limited number of iOS hosts to record Spaces audio. By recording their sessions, hosts will be able to link to and share them for 30 days, and listeners on the platform will be able to watch them directly on their timelines.