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Though the hype behind the Clubhouse platform has tapered off quite a bit over the past few months, it seems that other social media companies still see value in drop-in audio chats.
Already, there have been plenty of Clubhouse imitators on the scene, with some notable ones coming from Twitter in the form of its Spaces feature, as well as options from Reddit, Discord, and Telegram.
Most recently, music streaming behemoth Spotify has thrown its hat into the ring with Greenroom – a completely separate platform from its main platform that closely mimics the features of Clubhouse. Plus, it’s available on both iOS and Android from the get go.
IMAGE: Spotify Greenroom
The Greenroom platform was developed based on the Locker Room app developed by Betty Labs, which Spotify acquired earlier in 2021. Originally a sports-focused app, Spotify went about transforming the platform into a pure Clubhouse competitor, which launched as Greenroom on June 16, 2021.
Now available in over 135 markets globally, Greenroom looks to offer a strong alternative to Clubhouse.
Like Clubhouse, Greenroom will allow users to join interest-specific groups and participate in audio chat rooms, which are created by a host user who then invites participating speakers to join.
How to join groups in Greenroom. IMAGE: Spotify
How to join a live chatroom. IMAGE: Spotify
You can get reminders for upcoming chatrooms. IMAGE: Spotify
The rooms will have fine controls so hosts can limit who participates in the chat, and will also come with a recording option so creators can mix live conversations with pre-recorded content.
Creating a room is simple. IMAGE: Spotify
Other features on the platform include being able to hop on the app using your existing Spotify credentials, and immediately narrow down your interests during the onboarding process.
Spotify says that Greenroom will “continue to evolve as we learn more about what creators and listeners want from their live audio experience”, with more curated programming based on different interests to come in the future.
For those looking to turn their content into something more worthwhile, Greenroom will be complemented by an initiative called the Spotify Creator Fund, which will allow live audio creators to monetize their content. This fund is set to open later in 2021.
Considering that the app is still listed as being in early access, users can expect to encounter some issues with smoothness, and even a few missing features.
But if you still want to give Greenroom a spin right now, you can go ahead and download it from the App Store or Google Play Store. Do note that Greenroom will require you to use your real name, upload a photo of yourself, and enter a short personal description before using the service.
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Cover image sourced from Spotify Greenroom.
ที่มา : Mashable