Zuckerberg confirms the launch of new audio services on Facebook – an analogue of Clubhouse, podcast platform and more
Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed plans to launch new audio products on the platform. The company wants to add Soundbites, a Clubhouse analog and podcast platform, to its audio publishing service. The developer spoke about this in an interview with freelance journalist Casey Newton.
New services on Facebook:
- Soundbites audio clips. The tool will allow you to record short audio clips and share them on your wall. Service testing is scheduled to start in the next month;
- Podcast platform. The social network plans to launch its own podcast service. You can listen to them not only while using the service but also in the background. The launch will take place in the next few months;
- Analogue of Clubhouse. The developers are still developing audio rooms for communication. They are planned to be launched by the summer of 2021. At first, they will be available exclusively in communities, and later in the messenger;
The social network representatives also clarified that they are developing a whole list of tools for working with audio. For example, they will allow you to add background music, mix tracks, add different effects, and much more. Also, the social network plans to add monetization, which will allow supporting favorite authors.