Facebook is building an audio chat product that is similar to clubhouse.
If you want to remain relevant on social media you need to keep improving your product. Facebook’s Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed his interest in audio communication forms and even appeared in the Clubhouse app on Sunday to chat about augmented and virtual reality.
Facebook spokeswoman Emilie Haskell said:
“We’ve been connecting people through audio and video technologies for many years and are always exploring new ways to improve that experience for people,”
So far the project name could change and the employees working on the product are currently not authorized to speak publicly.
Facebook has a history of buying social media platforms before they explode into something great. It has a reputation of cloning other companies and their competitors ideas. Clubhouse has refused to comment on the matter and has chosen to not comment on the matter.
Clubhouse, which was founded last year by the entrepreneurs Paul Davison and Rohan Seth, has gained traction among Silicon Valley’s elite as a private, invite-only iPhone app. The app is in “beta,” meaning it is still in a testing stage before a wide release.
After signing up for Clubhouse, users can create rooms dedicated to different topics. Instead of video or text, Clubhouse’s preferred medium is voice chat. Room sizes vary from the intimate to thousands of people listening or participating. At times, it works like a hybrid of a CB radio and 1980s-era party line.