The goal of Instagram is to adopt another popular application.
After recently mimicking TikTok by posting Instagram Reels, the photo-sharing app is trying to compete with Clubhouse and provide a new feature for its live sessions.
People can now stream pure audio on the platform for real-time conversations, just like in Clubhouse.
Instagram audio-only Live videos
It is recommended that people can turn off the camera when they go live on Instagram, so that they can have a voice chat with people.
Although this is not exactly similar to Clubhouse, it is at least a step in the same direction and can help Facebook apps to some extent.
Normalize not always being “on” 👀
Now you can mute your video or audio when you’re Live 🔇 pic.twitter.com/fgqMMKHfJi
— Instagram (@instagram) April 29, 2021
Similarly, you can also mute the audio during a live session, which is also a feature available in the Clubhouse, so you can participate in the live broadcast.
The difference here is that the user does not need to have a real-time conversation to do so.
Broadcasters will also not be able to disable videos for other people.
However, Instagram is expected to introduce more controls for them in the future.