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Chingari founders launch Fireside, an Indian alternative to Clubhouse

Founders of the Chingari app on Tuesday introduced the launch of Fireside, a brand new audio-based social networking platform. The platform is obtainable as a public beta on each iOS and Android.

The idea of Fireside is comparable to the favored Clubhouse, which is thus far obtainable to iOS customers solely. Users can host dwell audio periods on the platform. The interface can also be related to Clubhouse and Twitter’s areas. Apart from primary audio-specific options, the platform additionally has a gaggle characteristic. It’s like WhatsApp Groups however in a voice format. The platform will even be obtainable in varied Indian languages.



“The pandemic has imbued uncertainty and isolation, leaving individuals longing for human interplay. fireplace permits customers to pay attention to the voice of their family members by bridging emotional gaps, leaving them emotionally touched and related. With a eager concentrate on constructing wealthy communities, fireplace goals to cater to the Indian market with golf equipment and teams which can be tailor-made to go well with native wants and sensibilities,” says Sumit Ghosh, CEO & Co-Founder, fireplace.

“To mirror the diversity of the country like ours, there needs to be an egalitarian social platform that is inclusive of folks who can barely read and write. With fireside, even those who are minimally literate, can open their ideas up for the world to hear,” provides Aditya Kothari, co-founder, fireplace.

Audio-based social networking platforms, particularly Clubhouse, have gotten more and more widespread globally. Despite being an iOS-exclusive, Clubhouse has gained a big person base and valuation of about $4 billion inside the first year of the launch. Clubhouse’s recognition has additionally prompted corporations similar to Twitter (Spaces) and Facebook to double down on their audio-based choices. Apart from Twitter and Facebook, the likes of LinkedIn and Reddit are additionally constructing audio-driven merchandise.

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In India, apps like Leher are attempting to provide a desi alternative to Clubhouse. As far as Fireside goes, the platform will get a push from Chingari, which is an Indian alternative to TikTookay.

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