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Facebook launches podcast, live audio stream in the U.S. to keep users attracted to social media platforms

Washington, June 21: Facebook will launch a podcast and live audio stream in the United States on Monday to keep users interested in social media platforms. Facebook’s rollout of potential clubhouse rivals followed the success of an invitation-only live audio app, a hit as soon as people stayed indoors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to The Verge, Facebook’s Clubhouse rival Live Audio Rooms has launched in the United States. The company today announced that some US-based public figures and certain groups can start hosting rooms via the main Facebook iOS app. Assam police will rescue men and women attacked by mobs on Facebook within 30 minutes.

However, you can join from both iOS and Android. Anyone can be invited as a speaker who can speak up to 50 people at a time. There is no limit to the number of listeners allowed for a major shot at a clubhouse. This imposes a limit on the size of the room.

It also introduces other nifty features such as notifications and live captions when friends and followers join the room. There is a “raise hand” button to request participation in the conversation, and a reaction is available to interact throughout the chat. Twitter Spaces, Twitter’s live audio feature, contains captions, but Clubhouse doesn’t.

Within a group, an administrator can control who is allowed to create a room (moderator, group member, or other administrator). Public group chats can be accessed both inside and outside the group, but private group chats are restricted to members.

In addition, the host can use the direct donate button that appears in the chat to select a nonprofit or fundraising activity to support during the conversation. Again, this feels like a feature built directly to address the main use cases of clubhouses and eliminate friction.

Many Clubhouse creators host fundraising activities in their app, but they need to direct people to external links to encourage donations. Facebook also makes podcasts available on the platform. People can listen to podcasts via either a mini player or a full-screen player with a variety of playback controls, including the ability to listen when the screen is off.

They can find shows on the pages and news feeds of specific podcast creators, react to their favorites, comment on them, bookmark them, and share them. The Facebook team said it plans to roll out automatic captions later this summer and a clip feature that allows listeners to create and share their favorite clips.

All of these features will be available just days after Spotify debuts its own live audio app, Greenroom. It’s been three months since Stage Channels became Discord. 4 months after the Reddit talk. It’s been about 7 months since Twitter launched Spaces. It’s been about 15 months since Clubhouse first launched.

LinkedIn and Slack are reportedly working on their own version of the audio product, despite the significant reduction in downloads and buzz about Clubhouse itself.

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