According to the latest Recode report, social media giant Facebook plans to launch a “series of products” next year to utilize the separate Clubhouse audio-only platform, and the company is reported to be planning a suite of products that will have social audio and get involved in podcasting features.
Facebook Audio Chat Feature
According to the report, the company is developing an audio-only version of Rooms, which is a video chat product introduced by Facebook on its Messenger chat platform last year after the video conferencing platform was widely adopted. It is also developing “clubhouse like products” that will allow people to interact on the “virtual stage.”
The report cited sources who said that Facebook will also launch a product that allows its users to record short voice messages and post them to their news feed, as well as a podcast discovery product that will connect to Spotify.
When will be announcement?
An announcement is expected on Monday, but some products will not appear for a period of time. A Facebook spokesperson declined to comment. Spotify did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Sunday.
Other Audio Chat Platforms
The successful case of the old Clubclub app, which is only invited to use once, is reported to have 10 million active users every week, demonstrating the potential of the audio chat service, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Twitter has been testing its audio chat feature. Spaces and Facebook have also provided a live audio room in their Messenger Rooms.