Now it may be a while before we see a full clubhouse-like service via the photo sharing app. However, the company has added a new feature to its live support that makes it function like a clubhouse.
Through its official Twitter account, the company announced that it is adding support so that users can mute their audio or video when they host a live program.
Normalize not always being on 👀 Now you can mute your video or audio when you are live 🔇 https://t.co/fgqMMKHfJi
– Instagram (@instagram) 1619729197000
According to a report by TechCrunch, the Instagram spokesperson said this support will “give hosts more flexibility during their livestream experiences as they can reduce the pressure to look or sound a certain way during the live broadcast,” similar to that the functionality of the clubhouse offers.
The report adds that the Facebook-owned company is also working on adding support for hosts to turn the video on or off, or mute others who are part of their live feed, but it is working on that and more Functions too.
At the beginning of this month, Facebook also launched its first attack on Clubhouse with the launch of the hotline app. The app was developed by the social networking tech giant’s NPE (experimenting with new products) team and is currently in public beta testing.