Facebook tests live audio rooms for end-users

Facebook Live audio rooms

Facebook has started public testing of its live audio rooms, beginning with an event hosting Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook executives, and few gaming creators.

Announced in April, audio rooms is the new audio product of Facebook just like Clubhouse or Twitter spaces, available across both Messenger and Facebook. Users can have a live conversation in these rooms,or participate in one.

Live Audio Rooms will be available to everyone on Facebook and Messenger in a few months. Users will be able to engage in discussions on topics they are interested in. Live Audio Rooms, which are similar to the ones launched on Clubhouse, will first be tested in Groups.

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The public test hosted Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook VP and Head of Facebook Reality Labs Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, Head of Facebook App Fidji Simo, and few other Facebook Gaming creators.

In addition to talking to the creators about their gaming journey, Zuckerberg also briefly announced the release of new gaming features, including “Looking for Players” post type and integrating fan groups for all partnered gaming creators on Facebook gaming. Following this, the badges that are earned in the live stream will carry over to the fan groups as requested by creators and their fans.