Reddit has launched Reddit Talk, a new audio-based feature. The new service will compete with Clubhouse, which has gone viral, and other audio-based platforms such as Twitter Spaces.
Reddit Talk, as planned, will allow you to host live audio conversations in Reddit communities. Currently, the service is not widely available. Users who are interested in getting early access should sign up for the watchlist.
Reddit has also given a sneak peek into how the new feature will work. A familiar design with circular icons for hosts and listeners is seen in the preview. By raising your hand, you may also ask to join the discussion.
Reddit has launched Reddit Talk, a new audio-based feature
During a discussion, moderators will be able to invite, silence, and delete speakers
Reddit says it’s also looking at using emojis and different background colors to customize the look and feel of Reddit Talk
During a discussion, moderators will be able to invite, silence, and delete speakers. They may also prevent a speaker from returning to the discussion.
Reddit says it’s also looking at using emojis and different background colors to customize the look and feel of Reddit Talk. It’s also looking at adding functionality to support AMAs and other forms of online discussions.
Also read: Reddit is working on an audio chat feature similar to Clubhouse
“If you’re interested in trying out Reddit Talk for your community, please add yourself to our waitlist and we’ll let you know when Reddit Talk will be available. During early tests, only moderators will be able to start talks, but any Redditor on iOS and Android can listen in. After these early tests, we’ll work with moderators to let other trusted community members host talks as well,” says Reddit in a post.
LinkedIn is also developing a similar idea for its users.
Recently, Facebook too has been in talks with its platform – Hotline.