How to host a Space

Create a Space for live audio conversations on X. You choose the topic, people to speak, and vibe. It’s about connecting people through the power of the human voice. Being a host is a unique opportunity because every Space is different—and you’re shaping it by moderating the public conversation.

Listen up, stay tuned and let us know what you think @XSpaces as we continue to grow with your feedback in mind.


Your Space and who can see it

Since all Spaces are public, your presence and activity in a Space is also public. However, accounts with protected posts cannot create a Space. As the host, you will be visible to everyone in the Space as well as to others, including people who follow you, people who peek into the Space without entering, and developers accessing information about the Space using the X API.


Who can start a Space?

People on X for iOS and Android can start a Space. 


How to start a Space

  1. Long press on the post compose  on your Home timeline and then tap the new Spaces icon (multiple circles forming a diamond shape) on the far left. Or, tap on your profile image at the top of your timeline..
  2. When creating a new Space, you will see options to Name your Space and Start your Space.
  3. To schedule a Space, tap Schedule for later. Choose the date and time you’d like your Space to go live.
  4. Once the Space has started, the host can send requests to listeners to become speakers by tapping on the people icon  and adding speakers or tapping on a person’s profile picture within a Space and adding them as a speaker.
  5. Your Space will automatically serve live captions. Listeners will have the option to view automated live captions (with a few seconds of delay).
  6. The Space is live until you end it, or if the Space is found to violate the X Rules, X may also end it.

Give your Space a name

Once your Space starts, you can add context by giving it a descriptive name. Other people will be able to see the name, so you can help set the mood by choosing something that speaks to your topic.


Make the most with your co-host

Whether your plan is to tag team or if you simply want more support in running and moderating your Space, choose a co-host from your participants, listeners or speakers alike. Up to 2 people can become co-hosts in a Space in addition to the 11 speakers (including the host) at one time. If the co-host leaves the Space, they may lose their co-host status. A co-host can also remove their own co-host status to become a listener again.

Hosts can transfer primary admin rights to another co-host. If the original host drops from the Space, the first co-host added will become the primary admin.

Co-hosts can:

Co-hosts can’t:

  • Add or remove other co-hosts
  • End the Space

Promoting your Space

Reach more of your audience by posting out the link to your Space once it starts. Tap on the share icon  to Share via a post. You can also pin your post announcement to your profile for even more visibility.


Scheduling a Space

Scheduling your Space and posting it out to the community can stir interest and let people know to save the date. It also lets others Repost your Space details through a timeline card. Make sure your guests show up by scheduling a Space in advance and signing up for reminders.

Hosts can schedule one Space at a time up to 14 days in advance. Hosts can still create impromptu Spaces in the meantime, but can only have max one upcoming scheduled Space.

To schedule a Space, open up Spaces and tap Schedule for later. Pick the date and time you’d like to schedule your Space to go live.

Guests can sign up for reminder notifications from a scheduled Space card in a post. When the host starts the scheduled Space, the interested guests get notified via push and in-app notifications.


Sharing posts in Spaces

As a host, co-host, or speaker, you can find any post on your timeline and tap the share button, then tap Share to Space. Once a post is added, everyone inside of the Space at that time will be able to see it. Anyone who joins the Space after a post has been added will see the post as well.

Keep the momentum going and use posts as a way to facilitate the conversation. Hosts and speakers can pin a post to the top of the Space to provide more context on the topic they’ll be discussing.

Maintain the flow by having curated posts queued up and ready to share. Use X Bookmarks to keep all of your favorite posts in one place. Learn more about using the Bookmarks feature. Sharing posts is a way to address the audience initially before the voice chat starts. It will give people a way to respond and react.


Recording a Space

For people who can’t attend your live Space, just record it and let them play it back whenever they want. When creating a Space, toggle on Record Space. While recording, a recording symbol will appear at the top to indicate that the Space is being recorded by the host. Once the Space ends, you will see how many people attended the Space along with a link to share out via a post. Under Notifications, you can also View details to post the recording. Under host settings, you will have the option to choose where to start your replay with Edit start time. This allows you to cut out any dead air time that may occur at the beginning of a Space.

If you choose to record your Space, once the live Space ends, your recording will be immediately and publicly available for anyone to listen to whenever they want. You can always delete a recording to make it no longer publicly available, via the more icon on the recording itself. Your recording will remain available after the live Space has ended.* As with live Spaces, X will retain audio copies of all Spaces  for a limited time to review for spam and abuse.

Co-hosts and speakers who enter a Space that is being recorded will see a recording symbol (REC). Listeners will also see the recording symbol, but they will not be visible in the recording.

Recordings will show the host, co-host(s), and speakers from the Space. 

*Note: Hosts on iOS 9.15+ and Android 9.46+ will be able to record Spaces that last indefinitely. For hosts on older app versions, recording will only be available for 30 days. 


Using Twemojis

Spaces currently has five Twemojis that anyone can use to express their feelings. From, “Is this your first time in Spaces?” to “Show of hands for anyone who found that hilarious!” Twemojis let people in a Space respond, agree, laugh and more, in real time.

Whether it’s excitement or acknowledgement, Twemojis are helpful toward encouraging more interaction and participation with your audience.


Guest management

Tap  to sort people by speakers and listeners and see the people in your Space. You can encourage people to do the same and get to know each other by tapping on profile photos.


Reporting someone in a Space

As a host or co-host, you can remove, mute, report, and block others in a Space. If you block a participant, you will also block that person’s account on X, and they cannot join a Space you’re hosting.

To remove someone, tap on a profile picture within the Space, and tap Block and remove. The host can also mute or remove the microphone from speakers.

To mute a speaker in a live space, tap on the account’s profile photo, which will pull up an option menu. Tap Mute their mic and you will receive an in-app notification that will let you know the individual has been muted.

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