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Facebook launches Clubhouse-like Q&A platform ‘Hotline’

Facebook has additionally joined the bandwagon of Clubhouse-like merchandise with its new experimental app ‘Hotline’. It’s a Clubhouse-like Q&A platform with assist for live-streaming launched by Facebook’s experimental app staff, NPE. Facebook has been noticed testing new options like Clubhouse however Hotline goes to be completely different, TechCrunch reported.

Hotline by Facebook has the core functioning like Clubhouse however it differs because it permits hosts to make use of video as nicely. Hosts can even schedule Q&A displays that are extra meeting-like than Clubhouse the place it’s extra casual. Hotline like different video conferencing platforms permits hosts to file their classes, and in each audio and video codecs.



Q&A is the core characteristic of Hotline and the way the platform works. The host receives questions by way of textual content which they answer in the course of the classes. As for the viewers, they react utilizing emojis, and in addition upvote questions they need answered by the host. While it’s extra of a bunch and viewers kind setting, one participating characteristic could be the host inviting viewers members to ask their questions stay. Clubhouse additionally offers most management to the host however Hotline appears to rely completely on the host. That means Clubhouse gives a platform for group classes the place listeners even have choices to take part within the session.

Hotline at the moment lets customers sign up by way of Twitter, after which confirm their identification by way of SMS, TechCrunch added. The platform is free to affix wherever it’s obtainable, and there’s no viewers dimension restrict as of now. Hotline’s web site is stay however the platform isn’t obtainable in India but.


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