Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida is announcing that he will be running for president at 6 p.m. on Wednesday on Twitter Spaces, a live audio streaming platform on Twitter where people gather and talk online in real time.
Times reporters will be providing analysis throughout the announcement, which you can listen to at 6 p.m. with a Twitter account.
Twitter launched Spaces in May 2021, becoming one of the first social media platforms to create a dedicated audio streaming feature. The idea was simple: to give people a way to converse and listen in rooms focused on specific topics.
Spaces was Twitter’s answer to Clubhouse, a livestream social app that grew rapidly in the pandemic after its March 2020 launch and that showed the power of audio platforms. While Twitter once had a video livestreaming service called Periscope, the wide availability of other video streaming tools led the company to shut it down in 2021 and focus on its audio offering.