The rivalry seems to continue, with platform beginning to add some features to make their apps better, users will get confused on which of them is the best. On Wednesday, 7th of April, Facebook ran a beta test of Hotline – a feature that takes advantage of the current trend of audio-based social networking apps.
Facebook has only major rival, Clubhouse.
Instagram Live and Clubhouse Together to Form Hotline
Hotline function based on the theory of Q&A sessions. Creators communicate with an audience who can ask question and provide inputs.
On like Clubhouse, a fully based audio-only platform, you can ask questions in Hotline using text. The main aim of Facebook creating Hotline is to help users enhance their corporate and professional skills.
A Facebook spokesperson told AFP:
“With Hotline, we’re hoping to understand how interactive, live multimedia Q&As can help people learn from experts in areas like professional skills, just as it helps those experts build their businesses.”
As per user interface, the creator’s icon is located at the top, with the audience listed below. While on desktop, the audience icons are placed towards the side.
Another key feature of Hotline is that speakers can invite a listener onto the stage area, where they start up a conversation similar to audio or video conferencing.
When Will Hotline Be Officially Launched
The one in charge of Hotline’s development team is Eric Hazzard who also created the Q&A app tbh, that Facebook bought earlier. Facebook’s NPE Team is also helping develop the Hotline app.
However, we haven’t received any information about Hotline’s launch date, but from the looks of things, it should be arriving soon.
Seeing how big Clubhouse has become, tech companies are beginning to follow in its footsteps. As a matter of fact, Twitter allegedly made a move to purchase Clubhouse for $4 Billion.