Facebook rolls out a new feature to enhance users’ audio experience on the platform. FB has unveile Live Audio Rooms to public figures, creators, and groups globally. The new feature will allow users to host live audio discussions on the platform.
Facebook has already starts rolling out this feature earlier in the US but the official announcement from the company about the global launch came in on 11th October 2021.
Facebook recently adds the podcast listening options in the US.
FB is testing the Soundbites audio clips options as well.
All verified public figures, creators, and groups on Facebook across the globe will have the ability to host Live Audio Rooms.
Facebook is providing creators and communities more tools to connect, help people discover new voices they haven’t heard before, and exchange ideas.
The Live Audio Rooms are currently in the testing phase for Android and desktop.
Facebook is also testing the ability to create a Live Audio Room from Android app, and the ability to listen from the Desktop.
The Live Audio Rooms was available in the iOS app only.
Users can create ‘rooms’ in its Android app as well.
The rooms function just like Clubhouse.
Users can listen in and join live conversations.
Public figures can invite friends, followers, other verified public figures, or any listener in the room to be a speaker.
The number of speakers has limit to 50 and there’s no limit to the number of listeners.
Users can discover Live Audio Rooms to join from places like News Feed and via notifications.
Users will be notify when friends or followers join.
You will also get options to enable live captions, raise a hand to request to join the conversation, and use reactions to participate in real-time.
Facebook has also launch one more more audio feature called Podcast.
Users can publish their podcasts on Facebook to share their shows with followers and allow new people to discover them.
Listeners can share the episodes directly on the Facebook.
Podcast features are currently available to US listeners on mobile.
Facebook is eyeing to roll out more features which includes captions and the ability to create and share short clips of a podcast.
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