Reports have it that an internal source has revealed that Facebook is planning to release a series of new “social audio” products. The purpose of this is to take on Clubhouse Voice Social Platform. The company will also develop another product in conjunction with Spotify. In addition, it is planning on developing a Podcast discovery and dissemination tool. However, not all products will be available in the near future.
Upcoming Facebook Products
- At the start of the pandemic, there was a strong need for video conferencing platforms. Facebook launched a video conferencing product called Rooms a year ago. However, the company is now planning to release a pure voice version of Rooms.
- Facebook is also preparing to launch a product similar to Clubhouse. This product will allow people to join different groups and interact with speakers on the virtual stage.
- Facebook users can now post text, pictures, and video messages on Newsfeed. The company is also preparing to launch a similar voice message feature.
- Spotify has been investing heavily in podcasting in the past few years. Facebook will release a podcast discovery product that connects with the service this time. It is unclear whether Facebook has other plans besides tagging podcast content and providing users with access to Spotify.
According to reports, these products may be unavailable before the end of spring this year. In fact, the beta version will not be available before then.