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Facebook ‘secretly creating its own Clubhouse’ just like app loved by Elon Musk

Facebook ‘secretly creating its own Clubhouse’ just like app loved by Elon Musk

FACEBOOK is secretly creating an "audio" social media service like Clubhouse, a new report claims.It's a bid to take on the viral app that already cou

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FACEBOOK is secretly creating an “audio” social media service like Clubhouse, a new report claims.

It’s a bid to take on the viral app that already counts Elon Musk among its biggest fans.

Facebook is quietly working on its own Clubhouse rival

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Facebook is quietly working on its own Clubhouse rivalCredit: Facebook

Clubhouse is a live audio app whose members join on an invite-only basis.

It’s a bit like radio, podcasts and Reddit all rolled into one.

People will host various “conversations” in virtual rooms where other users can join and listen in.

Now a New York Times report claims that Facebook is working on a similar live audio product.

Clubhouse is a fast-growing live audio app

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Clubhouse is a fast-growing live audio appCredit: Unsplash

Facebook hasn’t denied the report, and said that it’s always experimenting on new products.

“We’ve been connecting people through audio and video technologies for many years,” said a Facebook spokesperson.

“And [we] are always exploring new ways to improve that experience for people.”

However, there’s no official announcement to be made just yet.

And even if it exists, a Facebook Clubhouse rival might never make it to live service.

Each Clubhouse room has a maximum capacity of 5,000 users.

People will host various “conversations” in virtual rooms where other users can join and listen in.

There are regular shows, celebrity guests and more.

It’s estimated that more than 2million people are currently Clubhouse members.

Elon Musk made headlines in early February when he made an appearance on Clubhouse.

Clubhouse is favoured by the likes of Elon Musk

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Clubhouse is favoured by the likes of Elon MuskCredit: Clubhouse

The Tesla titan was appearing on The Good Time Show, which is a late-night show featuring guests.

Musk’s session very quickly hit the room cap of 5,000 listeners, and several rooms had to be created to capture the excess fans.

Many saw it as a major endorsement of Clubhouse, and gave the app significant publicity.

There’s no way to simply sign up to Clubhouse.

It works on an invite-only system, and these invites are very limited.

Every person who joins needs an invitation from an existing Clubhouse user.

And each new user will get two invites of their own to share.

There are some services online selling Clubhouse invites, but these can cost anywhere from $25 to $125.

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This post first appeared on Thesun.co.uk

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