It is more than well known that Facebook wants to offer its users those services that they receive through rival applications, and Clubhouse is not going to be an exception, as it was not an exception with so many other applications and functions that the company has been replicating over time, the most blatant being the copy of Snapchat’s ephemeral stories function.
Facebook has started to develop its Clubhouse
The clubhouse is currently being the trending app, available for the moment by invitation, as it is in beta, and only for iOS devices, offering audio themed chat rooms, which users can join according to their preferences.
The coronavirus pandemic, and the search for other forms of social interaction, has made Clubhouse arrive at the right time, occupying first place in the Apple App Store app ranking table in many countries in the world, including Germany or Turkey.
Despite being in beta, it has already been used by personalities such as Elon Musk or Mark Zuckerberg himself, who this past Sunday spoke about virtual reality and augmented reality.
The passage of the same has allowed him to raise even more popularity, increasing interest in participating in it. And as it is an ever-growing form of communication, although it resembles the old Party Lines of the 1980s via landline telephone, “Social Audio” will experience a major boom this year.
As evidence, Twitter is creating its rival called Spaces, currently, in the testing phase, today comes Quilt, with a thematic focus on wellness, and Fireside is coming soon as a next-generation podcast platform, with the famous entrepreneur Mark Cuban behind it.
With all this, Facebook also wants to have its Clubhouse, as The New York Times now reports based on two people familiar with the operation. According to these same sources, the development of its alternative is in its initial stage, although for the moment no further information has been released since the company itself has not wanted to make statements to the media.