Facebook has launched a Live Audio Rooms service in the United States that allows users to listen to and participate in conversations between public figures and large social network communities in real-time. This was announced on Monday by the company on its website.
The innovation is similar in concept to the Clubhouse social network app. Communication in it is based on voice communication, there are no text posts, but there are special virtual rooms where speakers speak.
The Facebook administration will grant certain public figures and groups on the social network the right to create audio rooms in which discussions will be held. The creator of such a chat can identify up to 50 users who will be allowed to speak, the number of listeners is not limited. It is possible to create a closed room, access to which is allowed only by invitation.
Listeners and participants will also be able to send donations to the authors of the conversations or other non-profit organizations specified by the creators of the room. It is assumed that the service will be used by public figures, experts and stars.
In addition to Live Audio Rooms, Facebook has launched a podcast service.