A report from last month seemed to suggest that Facebook is looking to take on Clubhouse with something of their own. Now thanks to mobile developer and reverse engineer Alessandro Paluzzi, he has shared screenshots of what appears to be part of the UI for Facebook’s version of Clubhouse.
These “Audio rooms” can be created by users where they will be able to choose between creating a live audio room available to the public, or a private one that they can host amongst themselves and their friends. The feature sounds rather straightforward but exactly how it works remains to be seen.
#Facebook keeps working on Audio rooms 👀
ℹ️ You will be able to choose between two types of audio rooms: Live Audio or (Private) Audio.
ℹ️ Live Audio rooms can be listened by anyone on Facebook. pic.twitter.com/4QUPIeW3hm
— Alessandro Paluzzi (@alex193a) March 20, 2021
For those who are unfamiliar, Clubhouse is a new social networking app which focuses heavily on audio. Instead of text posts or photos, Clubhouse is more about gathering people together in various “clubs” to hold discussions using their voice chat. The concept seems to be catching on and we’re starting to see other platforms create their own take on it.
There is currently no word on when Facebook’s own Clubhouse will be launched, but these screenshots do at the very least confirm that they are developing something similar. Facebook has been a bit late to the party in the past, but with Clubhouse, it seems that they are not wasting any time.