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Facebook’s Clubhouse competitor rolling out in the US

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Facebook is launching podcasts and live audio streams in the US on Monday to keep users engaged on the social media platform. Facebook’s rollout of the potential Clubhouse rival follows the success of the invite-only live audio app, which became an instant hit as people stayed indoors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As per The Verge, Facebook’s Clubhouse competitor, Live Audio Rooms, has begun rolling out in the US. The company announced today that some US-based public figures, as well as certain groups, can start hosting rooms through the main Facebook iOS app. People can join, however, from both iOS and Android. Anyone can be invited up as a speaker with up to 50 people able to speak at once. There’s no cap on the number of listeners allowed in, a major shot at Clubhouse, which imposes room size limitations.

It is also introducing other nifty features, like notifications when your friends or followers join a room, as well as live captions. There…

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