According to The New York Times, Facebook plans to create an audio-chat app similar to Clubhouse, whose popularity soared in early 2021.

According to reports, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg signed up for the Clubhouse app a few days ago and took part in a room to talk about the future of virtual and augmented reality. The source says that Facebook executives instructed employees to create a similar product. It is noted that Facebook's audio chat service is currently in its early stages of development.

The company often pays attention to promising new applications and borrows their ideas. Last year, Facebook launched Reels, its TikTok competitor, and Instagram Stories emerged as a clone of Snapchat's fleeting photos and videos. In addition, the social media giant added a group calling feature called Messenger Rooms to its platform to compete with Zoom.

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Clubhouse is an audio-only social networking app launched in 2020 by software developers Alpha Exploration Co. Clubhouse is currently only available on iOS, and to join the app, you need an invitation from an existing user.

The social network has virtual rooms where you can both passively listen to other people's conversations as podcasts, and actively join the discussions and create your own rooms. The platform has no censorship and moderation. Since users can freely express their opinion there, the app attracts the attention of a huge number of people.

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The app has been gaining traction lately after the broadcast of Elon Musk, which he announced on his Twitter page.

On the evening of January 31, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX answered many questions from the audience in detail, talking about the progress of his startup Neuralink, the future of bitcoin, and the colonization of Mars.