So far, my experience with TwitterSpaces has been good. Even though it’s in beta. I have not had any glitches or been thrown out. Android users seem to have more issues - their interface differs from iPhone. We spent a session exchanging screen shots to fix the Android experience for a participant.
When a Host promotes an Android Listener to Speaker, they are often thrown out of the Space. Once the rejoin, they come in as Speaker. A fix should be released shortly. Sometimes when an Android Listener is promoted to Speaker, their avatar disappears - but you continue hear them and they remain in the space.
I hosted a few sessions with people from all over the world: India, Europe, the US and the sound was perfect. I heard from several participants that the audio quality on Twitter is better than Clubhouse.
You can allow everyone to be a speaker in your Space, but I would not recommend it. I’ve had to block a user because they didn’t adhere to the guidelines. If everyone can speak, they can easily jump back in and continue. As a host, you’ll need to think through what you will allow. It’s much easier when you control who speaks.
I have started sessions without prior announcement, to see who would show up. I’ve also hosted some sessions where I invited speakers to talk about a topic. Both worked fine. I had more guests on the planned sessions where I invited a few people, but that could also be a timing issue. So far, afternoon and early evening GMT have been popular. In Europe, morning sessions don’t seem to attract an audience.
Make sure your phone is fully charged when hosting a session. On an iPhone SE2, the battery went from 100% to 70% when I hosted a 1 hour session. Battery usage when joining a session is much lower, about 10% for an hour.
Most of all - have fun! Twitter is rolling out some great features for creators, and in combination with Revue for newsletters and Communities, I see a lot of potential. Hope you do too.
PS: Here’s a link to Twitter’s own TwitterSpaces explanation