Since Clubhouse Gained popularity, there were reports of how Facebook working on one App that works on similar lines.
Now the tech giant’s NPE (experimenting with new products) team has started for social networks Hotline. The app is currently in the public beta test phase and is said to be a mixture of Instagram Live and Clubhouse. The platform is not available to people in India. There is currently no audience size limit wherever it is available.
This means that users can communicate with this app not only through audio but also through live video.
A TechCrunch report explains that the hotline appears to be inspired by Clubhouse as the user interface looks similar. There is a speaker area at the top and the host is shown in a round profile icon or a live video stream.
Unlike Clubhouse, the app requires users to log in to Twitter and verify their identity via SMS. In addition, hotline events are automatically recorded. At the end of the session, the host should receive MP3 and MP4 recordings of the session that they can edit and share on other social media platforms.
According to the report, the hotline app allows the audience to enter their questions and then join the presenter “on stage” when it is their turn. Additionally, when the questions are asked, they can respond with emoji, including clapping hands, fire, heart, laughter, surprise, and thumbs up.
Last month it was reported that a clubhouse-like feature may also be available for the main Facebook app. The reverse engineer Alessandro Paluzzi had discovered a code with which users can select the desired room type in Messenger Rooms. Options include a private audio room with friends, a private video room, and live audio broadcast to the listeners in a room.