Coming Soon: The Ability to Record Twitter Spaces

Retro microphone on table.

Considering Twitter is my favorite social media platform, it’s no surprise that I love using Spaces as a way to connect with my online community. Twitter Spaces has proven to be an incredible way to share valuable insights, while also building relationships with an array of new people. And after all, isn’t that what social media is all about?

In this article, I’m discussing the news that users will soon be able to record Twitter Spaces and what it means for this feature moving forward.

How to Record Twitter Spaces

Before we dive in, it’s important to note that this feature is still in the process of rolling out. That means it isn’t available for all users just yet, but it’s on the way to more accounts. I’m grateful to have been included in the group testing this feature, as it’s going to be a game-changer in how everyone is using Twitter Spaces.

Twitter screenshot with details about recording Twitter Spaces

Once this feature comes to your account, you’ll see the option to record as you create the Space. As you can see in the screenshot below, on the “Create your Space” screen, you’ll be prompted to add a title and select topics. Then, there will be a button to toggle the recording on or off. This means you only have to record when you want to.

Twitter screenshot showing the button toggle to record Twitter Spaces

While you’re live, listeners will know you’re recording based on the icon that will appear in the top left hand corner. After all, we don’t want to record without their knowledge.

a screenshot showing a Twitter Space in progress that's being recorded

Afterwards, you’ll have the ability to view your recording. It can then be shared to your Twitter feed if you’d like to attract more listeners to the replay. Everyone will have the ability to enjoy the valuable tips and tricks that were shared.

What Does This Mean for Creators?

The fact that Twitter Spaces disappeared and were no longer accessible after the conversation wrapped was a great way to create FOMO. The fear of missing out will drive a lot of people to join so they don’t risk missing an engaging, valuable chat. Now that we’ll be able to record Twitter Spaces, does this mean people are less likely to experience FOMO? Possibly.

However, you can still create that FOMO feeling and encourage listeners to join live. Let them know they’ll have the ability to chime in with their thoughts and make time to answer their questions as well. This will provide some extra incentive to join while the Space is live, as opposed to catching the recording after.

Plus, if you have any guest speakers joining you, it’s smart to promote and drum up excitement beforehand. This way, when potential listeners will see they have a chance to chat with one of their favorite brands or creators, they’ll be more inclined to join.

What Can You Do With Your Twitter Spaces Recordings?

Once you start to record Twitter Spaces, you’ll need to put that audio file to good use. Luckily, there are a few ways you can repurpose your content so it can be enjoyed by a wider audience long after the live conversation has ended.

Here are a couple tips:

  • Share the recording to your Twitter community. Unfortunately, you can’t download the audio file afterwards. It’s streaming only. So, you can share the recording to your Twitter feed, letting everyone know they can tune in if they missed out. It’ll show up as a purple card in your tweet and on mobile. The “Play Recording” option will be visible. This will show up for 30 days after a Space ends. You can see this in the screenshot below.

a screenshot of a tweet promoting a Twitter Spaces recording

  • Select a start time to highlight a portion of the conversation. The host can select a start time once the recorded Space ends. This is great so you can pinpoint when the conversation truly starts. I love this feature! You can use it by having the recording start at the beginning of an interview, Q&A session, etc.

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