Twitter is finally monetizing its Clubhouse-clone Spaces, and this time it’s going to be for iOS users. According to an article from TechCrunch, the social network has started rolling out Ticketed Spaces for selected users, and that it will be available on Android as well Twitter’s Ticketed Spaces. This monetization method is designed to help Twitter differentiate itself from its competitors, and Ticketed Spaces will be able to be purchased from within the app. The app will take a 3% cut from your purchase, after the 30% Apple charges for in-app purchases.
Twitter is beginning to monetize its Clubhouse clone Spaces by rolling out Ticketed Spaces to select users on iOS
Ticketed Spaces is a monetization feature from Twitter that allows creators to sell tickets to their live audio broadcasts. The feature is currently available on iOS devices, but will soon be accessible to all users. Currently, Twitter will take a 3% cut of the revenue from ticket sales. This will increase to 20% when the creator’s sales reach $50000.
Twitter’s Ticketed Spaces feature is launching in select US users on iOS devices. Users can create and moderate Spaces, set the price for tickets, and share their Space with others. There’s no limit on how many Spaces you can host, but you have to have at least 1,000 followers.
Twitter has also announced a new tab for Spaces, which is currently in testing. Once the feature launches, users can access Spaces by tapping on a purple bubble. It will then appear at the top of the timeline. You can then join Spaces, request to speak, or remove people from the conversation.
Ticketed Spaces are coming to Android users
Twitter has recently added a Ticketed Spaces feature to its iOS and Android apps. It allows users to charge others to participate in an audio chat room. You can host your own audio event for a price, or you can sell tickets for others to attend.
The new Ticketed Spaces feature is coming to Android users in the United States over the next few days. Before the feature becomes available, you must meet certain requirements.
For starters, you’ll need to have a Twitter profile with at least 1,000 followers. Your profile must also include your profile picture, bio, and header image. Also, your email address must be verified. Once you meet these requirements, you’ll be able to apply for a Ticketed Space.
To participate in a Ticketed Space, you’ll need to be at least 18 years old. This is required by Twitter. Moreover, you can’t have any state-affiliated media accounts.
Twitter takes a 3% cut after Apple’s 30% in-app purchase fee
In a series of tweets, Elon Musk criticized Apple and its 30% cut on in-app purchases. He also claimed that Apple threatened to remove Twitter from the App Store.
It’s hard to know exactly how the relationship between Twitter and Apple works. Regardless, a potential change in policies could have a major impact on the social network. Moreover, if Twitter is removed from the App Store, it would lose a major distribution channel.
On Monday, Twitter’s CEO, Elon Musk, took a series of cryptic tweets in which he complained about Apple’s policies. Later, he backpedaled. However, he has not ruled out the possibility of going to war with Apple.
While Apple has not responded to Musk’s claims, it seems unlikely that Twitter’s Blue subscription service will be offered as an in-app purchase on iOS. Instead, the company will probably offer the service through its website.
Currently, Twitter Blue costs $7.99 per month. But the company is considering lowering that price. This may lead to more people subscribing to the service on the web.