Facebook has announced a new audio-based feature on its platform to take on rivals Clubhouse and Spotify. The company today announced the launch of ‘Soundbites’, which are short-form audio stories and conversations of up to five minutes.
Facebook said that Soundbites will enable users to capture anecdotes, jokes, moments of inspiration and poems among other things. The company will begin testing the feature over the next few months with a small number of people including Drew Lynch, Lolo Spencer, Tobey Nvigwe, Molly Burke and Josh Sundquist, and offering it to a wider user base.
how to make soundbite on facebook
step 1: From your Page on the Facebook app, tap your profile photo in the bottom right corner to navigate to the menu.
Phase 2: Tap on Video on Watch Bookmark.
step 3: Tap Audio at the top of the page.
step 4: Find the Soundbites section. Then tap on Create.
Step 5: Allow microphone to record soundbites.
Step 6: Tap the microphone icon to create your soundbite. Start recording your audio and tap the Pause button to stop recording. If you want to add another audio clip, tap Microphone. You can also add various sound effects to the background.
Step 7: Once you’ve edited your soundbite, tap Next in the top right to add a description before publishing.
Step 8: Tap Publish.
Along with this, the company also announced the launch of Facebook Podcast. Facebook app head, Fidji Simo, said in a blog post that within the next few months, Facebook users will be able to listen to podcasts directly on the Facebook app – while using the app or while the app is in the background. “And because your favorite podcasts are still hard to find, we’ll help you easily find new podcasts and episodes based on your interests, comment on them, and recommend them to your friends,” he wrote in a post.
live audio room
Finally, the company announced a new Live Audio Rooms feature in Facebook and Messenger. Facebook said it will begin testing Live Audio Rooms in Groups, making it available to the 1.8 billion people who use Groups on its platform every month. The feature is expected to be available to all users on the Facebook app and Messenger worldwide by the summer.
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