How Major Social media platforms are Rivaling Clubhouse

Alan Joseph Alan Joseph
Apr 07, 2021 5 min read
How Major Social media platforms are Rivaling Clubhouse

Clubhouse has been in the limelight since its launch last year. The app has got 12 million downloads since its launch. It has been extremely popular and is growing rapidly.

The popularity and the growth of social media app have led the other social media apps in the market to come up with rival apps or new features for the clubhouse. Here is the list of companies that will soon launch rivals for clubhouse.

Twitter Spaces
Facebook Clone
Spotify
Slack
Linkedin
Discord Stage Channels
Telegram's Voice Chats 2.0
FAQ

Twitter Spaces

Twitter has launched a new feature on their platform which is called Twitter Spaces. This feature will let users have live audio conversations with their followers. The new feature is still in the beta stage. The social media platform has been collecting feedback from the selected people chosen for the testing.

The Twitter users on both IOS and Android can now join and talk in the audio conversations which are called spaces. You won’t be able to host your own space unless you are one of the individuals who is selected for the testing stage.

Facebook Clone

Facebook is reported to be working on developing a clubhouse rival which is called Facebook Clone. The CEO of the company Mark Zuckerberg had hinted about it during a conversation on clubhouse. According to the New York Times, the work began after the executives of the company had asked their employees to work on developing something similar to Clubhouse. Facebook hasn’t yet released any details about the app.

There was a recent tweet by the engineer of Facebook Alessandro Paluzzi about the mockups which was created by the engineers of Facebook. The leaked mockups show how the app may look like.

Facebook Audio rooms
Facebook Audio rooms 

The mockups look similar to the rival app Clubhouse. The company has told that the leaked images won’t be the exact reflection of its finished product. The new app is expected to provide the features such as broadcast live, creating a video room with friends, start private rooms, etc.


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Spotify

Spotify had earlier announced that they were buying Betty Labs which is the creator of Locker Room. Locker Room is a social audio app that is focused on sports. The company has not disclosed the amount spent on acquiring but Spotify has said that it was planning to change the name of the app.

The app is expected to have the features such as live broadcasts in certain categories like music and cultural programmes. They are also planning to host live discussions with celebrities.

Slack

Slack had started to experiment with the audio feature from the last year. They tried to mimic a feature on how workplace teams hold hallway conversations through impromptu. The CEO of Slack, Stewart Butterfield said that the company was taking a page from the clubhouse. He said that through the clubhouse app.

The new audio feature will be an addition to the existing features and services of Slack.


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Linkedin

LinkedIn is also reportedly working on a rival app for clubhouse. However, the company claims that their app would be different from those developed by the other companies. They said instead of concentrating on social connections, the app is expected to focus more on its services that will host conversations which are professional.

LinkedIn says that the audio feature which is being developed will be for the people who feel that they would want more ways to communicate with their connections.

Discord Stage Channels

Discord is a gaming chat app. It gained popularity with the game among us where people use Discord to converse with their teammates. Recently Discord has launched a new feature that is similar to Clubhouse. This feature lets users host audio group conversations.

Discord Stage Channel
Discord Stage Channel

The new service is called Stage Channels. The new feature mainly focuses on the users to host reading clubs, interviews, or karaoke. Stage Channels also have a feature that lets the room moderator to select who speaks as well remove, add or block a particular participant.


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Telegram's Voice Chats 2.0

Recently even the messaging app Telegram has updated its existing live talk service. The new service is called as Voice Chats 2.0 and it has a feature that is similar to clubhouse. The new update lets you host public chats for an unlimited number of people.

It has a feature that is similar to clubhouse which lets the participant to click a button to raise their hand. This will provide an alert to the chat administers so that they can let you speak.

FAQ

What is clubhouse app used for?

Clubhouse is a social networking app based on audio-chat. Users can listen in to conversations, interviews and discussions between interesting people on various topics.

Who founded clubhouse?

Paul Davison is the Co-founder and CEO of Clubhouse.

Where is clubhouse based?

Clubhouse is a San Francisco-based app run by the company Alpha Exploration Co.

Conclusion

These are some of the apps which have been working or already have launched apps similar to clubhouse. The popularity of clubhouse has let the industry to come up with similar mobile applications or added features to their existing apps.

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