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Clubhouse phenomenon: the other networks that also bet on chat rooms

A paradigm shift in social networks is what is unleashing Clubhouse, by putting conversations first, over images and videos that prevail on other platforms.

This proposal, thanks to its good acceptance among the people, has led to the emergence of other similar alternatives.

Clubhouse was in charge of popularizing the generation of online chats on free-choice topics in free-access virtual rooms. One year after its release to the public, the proposal has penetrated other social spaces on the Internet.

Twitter Spaces

Released in December, this Twitter function broke in with the idea of ​​generating a new space for discussion within the microblogging platform. The activity developed within these voice rooms is stored in a recording that will remain stored for 30 days for moderation purposes. Hosts will download these conversations as a backup and access transcripts, if they have this feature enabled.

This voice messaging instance, gradually deployed from its first testing period, came with the ability given to users to send spoken tweets of 140 seconds or less.

Instagram and Facebook

Instagram, a social network managed under the ownership of Facebook, implemented a dynamic that is not entirely similar, but that fulfills the same function. It’s about your Live Rooms, consisting of live broadcasts that can be shared by up to four users. According to reports known to date, an audio-only version of this same initiative is known to be in the works.

For its part, Facebook also has as a project in the folder the creation of a proposal much more similar to Clubhouse, internally baptized as Fireside, which would eventually be integrated as a section of its main social network.

Independent initiatives

Outside of the initiatives coming from large Internet companies, other proposals with similar characteristics have broken into this spectrum, such as Capiche FM, a platform that is emerging as a utility aimed at anyone who intends to start radio programs online interactively, allowing live conversations.

Another tool that applies to this category is Jam, an open source application that allows you to create voice rooms and manage them under the same logic as other similar options.

Apart from the project that Facebook is working on, under the name of Fireside an independent application is also known, which is already being tested. This application is emerging as a space where digital content creators, mainly podcasters, can attract listeners and earn money in the process. It is still a fresh proposition, but with great potential.

Discord

With six years of presence in the middle, this platform Voice messaging is the favorite of the gamer world, as it allows you to have conversations comfortably while playing online, even with a transmission involved (through Twitch, for example).

Outside of these uses, the application has a versatility that allows it to be used for general communication purposes, since it generates a conversation space adaptable to almost any situation, such as a video conference, but without a camera.

The boom currently has many people’s eyes on the Clubhouse. If the proposal catches your attention, but you still do not have access to an invitation to test the experience directly, you can access more options, provided by other platforms.