New Delhi, Tech Desk| Facebook is rolling out a new feature to improve the audio experience of users on its platform. The social media giant has unveiled the Live Audio Room for content creators, a global public figure. Keeping in view the increasing demand in Clubhouse, the new feature launched will allow users to host live audio discussions on the platform. Facebook has already started testing the feature in the US, but the company’s official announcement about the global launch came on October 11. Facebook has also recently added the option to listen to podcasts in the US. The company is also testing the Soundbites audio clip option.

How does Facebook’s Live Audio Rooms feature work?

Facebook executive Alexandru Voica (@alexvoica) tweeted about the global launch of the new Live Audio Rooms feature. According to the tweet, all verified public figures, content creators on Facebook worldwide will have the ability to host a live audio room. Voica said Facebook is providing more tools for creators and communities to connect, help people find new voices, and exchange ideas. Live Audio Rooms is currently in the trial phase for Android and Desktop. Voica confirmed that Facebook is testing the ability to create Live Audio Rooms from the Android app and to listen from desktop.

Facebook is going to bring Podcasts feature soon

When Facebook first announced the feature in June this year, Live Audio Room was only available in the iOS app. Now, users can also create ‘Rooms’ in its Android app. The rooms function in the same way as the ClubHouse. Users can listen and join live conversations. The number of speakers is limited to 50. Facebook has also launched another audio feature called Podcasts. Users can publish their podcasts to Facebook to share their shows with followers and allow new people to discover them.

Facebook says launching Live Audio Rooms and podcasts in the US is just the beginning of the audio journey. The company confirmed that it is working with creators to develop and launch Soundbites which are short-form, creative audio clips. The feature will enable users to post and share edited snippets of audio across the platform. The Soundbite feature is expected to be a TikTok competitor.

Edited By: Mohini Kedia