Wednesday, July 6

Facebook launches Live Audio Rooms in the United States | Digital Trends Spanish

Facebook has officially launched its new Live Audio Rooms feature in the United States. The company has announced that some public figures in addition to certain groups can begin to organize audio rooms through its application for iOS.

According to the company, anyone can be invited as a speaker and up to 50 people can speak at a time. There is no limit on the number of listeners allowed, which is an advance over the Clubhouse, which imposes limitations on the size of the rooms.

Other functions have also been incorporated, such as notifications when friends or followers join a room, in addition to live captions. There will be a special button to “raise your hand” and request to join a conversation.

Reactions will also be available to interact throughout the chat.

Inside groups, administrators control who can create a room: moderators, group members, or other administrators.

Public group chats will be accessible both inside and outside the group, but private group chats will be restricted to members.

The company also explains that hosts can choose a non-profit organization to support during a conversation using a button that allows to donate directly in the chat.

Finally, and according to The Verge, Facebook is going to allow podcasts to be available on the platform. So users can listen to programs through a mini-player or a full-screen player with various playback controls, including the ability to listen while the screen is off.

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