Instagram has decided to modify its live video chats to allow the camera to be turned off. In this way, it has managed to imitate what the ClubHouse app does.
On many occasions, we have seen how well-established social networks have been surpassed in users by new proposals, which has condemned them to disappear. We saw it with Tuenti, MySpace.
Facebook knows it could be the next one, so the parent company has been copying everything they believe could be a risk to their survival for years.
This is something we have seen with Snapchat stories, for example, and in recent times with audio.
Instagram copies Clubhouse’s idea
One of the few independent applications that have stood up to Mark Zuckerberg’s emporium in recent times is ClubHouse, a proposal that is only available for now on iPhone but which has already been cloned.
The idea is simple: to create audio rooms in which members can chat in a relaxed way. This is exactly what Instagram has done now, reusing a tool it already had, the live video rooms.
With a small modification in the application, Instagram allows users to turn off their camera in one of these live video chats. By doing so, the chat becomes exclusively audio.
These chats can be up to four people, although all followers of the chats will be able to listen to them live, as is logical. We can also download the audio later, upload it to another platform, or share it through the applications we want.
This is one of the functions related to audio announced a few days ago, although at that time it was not mentioned that Instagram would have this type of use.