An exact copy of Clubhouse.
After the sudden rise in popularity of audio-based social network Clubhouse, Facebook is also hopping on the bandwagon with its own service called ‘Live Audio’. Evidence of the new social network was uncovered by Alessandro Paluzzi, who reverse-engineered the Facebook app and found details of the new feature.
Currently hidden from regular users, Live Audio will be accessible on Messenger Rooms. Once it is activated, you will get an option to start a Live Audio broadcast where you can let everyone hear the broadcast along with the option to include participants. When you create a Live Audio room, you can post details about it on your News Feed or through Messenger to invite more listeners and participants.
Paluzzi added that the interface is still non-functional, which could likely be updated with a future Facebook update. But as the screenshots show, the circular images of the hosts and participants offer a very similar interface to Clubhouse.
Facebook has an advantage here once Live Audio officially releases since the app is available on both iOS and Android. Compare that to Clubhouse, which is only available on iOS with an invite-only system. Still, that didn’t stop Clubhouse from reaching the number 1 spot in the App Store, which has surpassed more than 8 million downloads.
A few weeks back, Twitter has also started rolling out its Clubhouse alternative called Spaces.