Facebook officially launches audio broadcast rooms in the United States
Like the famous Club House app, Facebook has launched live audio rooms along with a way to find and play podcast files across its platform.
Facebook’s launch of a potential rival to ClubHouse followed the early success of the live audio app, which was a huge success during the bans during the COV pandemic.
In the United States.
Facebook, which has said it wants to make audio a first-class medium across its platforms, joins Twitter and Discover, which has launched its live audio offerings.
In addition, public figures and some Facebook groups in the United States that use iOS will be able to create live audio rooms, with up to 50 speakers and unlimited listeners, according to the Arabic Portal for Technical News.
Live audio rooms also offer a range of additional features, such as notifications when your friends or followers join a room, as well as live captions.
There is a hand-lift button to request join the conversation, and feedback is available to interact during the chat.
Facebook said these users can also invite people who do not have a verification badge to speak. iOS and Android users can listen to rooms.
The company, which has been outspoken in its quest to attract content makers, said it shares with public figures including musicians, journalists and athletes in live audio rooms.
Listeners can also send stars via Facebook to content makers in live audio rooms. Zuckerberg said the company will not take a commission from content makers’ revenue until 2023.
In parallel, administrators within groups can control who is allowed to create a room. Including supervisors, group members, or other officials.
Public group chats can also be accessed within and outside the group, but private group conversations are limited to members.
In addition, hosts can also choose a non-profit organization or fundraisers to support them during their conversation using a direct donation button that appears in the chat.
A number of selected Facebook podcasts are also available to listeners in the United States.
Facebook faces the challenges of overseeing live and recorded audio content, including in Facebook’s own groups.
The company is also working on a joint venture with Spotify to share and listen to music across the platform.