Facebook Launches Initial Test of its Clubhouse-Like Audio Rooms
Facebook is now launching the first public test of its recently announced audio tools with users in Taiwan which will shake up the trend on social platforms.
According to the media reports, Facebook is starting the first test of its Live Audio Rooms product with public figures and creators in Taiwan, part of an expansion of the company’s audio services.
In the last month, the company announced about its new audio social tool which will include audio-only rooms, podcasts listening and a new soundbites functionality that will enable users to create short-form audio clips using a range of effects and tools.
Facebook's audio rooms look similar to that of Clubhouse own rooms, while the company is also adding payment starts for the audio creators who can monetize their efforts from the get-go.
As the reports noted, Facebook is limiting the test to what it says is a handful of public figures while planning to bring Live Audio Rooms to Facebook Groups as well initially in Taiwan.
With this feature, the company eliminates the concept of too many notifications and searches of different audio rooms for users as it will only highlight the audio rooms which will be based on their noted interests.
As we know that millions of people engage in the facebook groups every month, it really could prove to be the killer element within Facebook's broader audio social roll-out.