Podcasts, its own version of "Clubhouse" and a new format for creating short sound clips: The social network is storming the audio market with a host of new services • All the details
Facebook announced yesterday (Monday) that it will launch a series of "social audio" products this summer, including its own version of the growing social network Clubhouse, and entering the world of podcasts in collaboration with Spotify.
First, the features will be tested first by a small group of creators.
"Audio usage is constantly growing on all of Facebook's platforms. The new features will provide an audio-based browsing experience that will be natural, immersive and easy to use, inspire and give voice to new and diverse creators," Facebook said, adding: "The new products will provide users with new ways to play Their voice, discover new creators and share ideas and thoughts. "
Also, in order to make the content accessible, Facebook worked on such as improving audio quality, adding subtitles, translating from speech and more.
Alongside this, the company will offer subtitles that will accompany the audio clips and will allow people to access the audio clips even without sound, using written texts.
The social network has announced a new format for social audio experiences called Soundbites, through which it will be possible to share short and creative sound clips on the platform.
The new format will be tested over the next few months among a small group of creators, before it is launched to all users.
The app will also come with a dedicated audio editor to help users edit the recordings before publishing.
New audio creation tools
The company has announced that it is working on a new tool for creating audio clips, which will be available for use within the main app (Facebook).
The new tool is based on diverse audio technologies and will allow people to change voice, translate speech into text, "mix" different audio segments and use filters, sound effects and diverse sound segments.
Like all major platforms, Facebook is also storming the growing podcast market.
Starting in the coming months, the social network will allow you to listen to audio broadcasts directly from its app, even when it is "running in the background".
According to the company, "the platform will help people discover new podcasts based on their interests, comment on different episodes and recommend them to their friends."
Her version of "Clubhouse"
It was only a matter of time: Facebook will soon launch Live Audio Rooms - its version of the growing social network "Clubhouse".
The platform will allow the opening of live audio rooms on Facebook and Messenger that will be available for use in the coming months.
The use of the new feature will first be tested among groups and public figures, who will be able to open rooms and lead conversations on the platform.
Later, it will be possible to discover new rooms and connect to them.