Facebook has announced that it is launching a new set of features that will emphasize more audio content and enable users to create from their devices. Audio chats seem to be the next big thing as each big tech joins the race to be the alpha of the pack.
Twitter launched Spaces for audio conversations, LinkedIn jumped into the fray alongside Telegram, Discord, Spotify and now Reddit. Reddit launched Reddit Talk on Monday to coincide with Facebook’s announcement of audio features. All the efforts by these tech companies have come as a result of Clubhouse’ early success with its invite-only audio hangouts app.
We checked out Facebook’s Live Audio Rooms and Soundbites from the information available (it is not yet publicly available). It has similarities with Clubhouse and some differences as well. Here is everything that we think you should know about it.
Facebook Live Audio Rooms (LAR) will let people host hangouts, webinars, AMA sessions and events on any topic by creating an audio room. For now, the feature will first be available to groups and to celebrities because of the high engagement that these two sets of users generate.
This is the major similarity between Clubhouse and LAR because both allow people to create rooms for audio conversations and others can join at will.