Facebook would soon debut a clone of the popular exclusive, audio-only application known as Clubhouse, as rumors report that it is under "early stages of development" in the labs of the social media company. As reported by the New York Times, the social media would include the new social networking feature that would make it feel like peers are close.

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One of the largest social media conglomerates in the world, Facebook, is back at it again, and this time, it brings the competition to the trending and rising application of 2021 that provides a new experience. Initially, it took Elon Musk as a guest to one of its channel talk shows which almost crashed the application as users and fans were awaiting the CEO.

Clubhouse is the Snapchat of its era, as the latter offers a media-only (photo and video) feature that only displays 24 hours of expiring stories in the social networking application. Back at its peak, it was one of the most trending applications, with millions of users that add each other and create 7-second short stories which turned into a massive success. 

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Facebook Rumors to Clone Clubhouse App's Features

The report of the times has suggested that there are insider reports regarding the rip-off application that clones Clubhouse and it was being developed by Facebook's software engineers. Early this time, there are no news or details about its name or what it would be called, only that it would be featuring the audio-only application where users are required to talk.

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It is also unclear if the app would go down the road as Clubhouse did, where it is an exclusive, invite-only application to allow different users to join or be available to download for all account owners of Facebook. The new audio-only application from Facebook has limited details as of now, and it is unclear whether it would launch this year. 

According to the report, Facebook is known for "copying" other applications that launched into success or buying them from competitors to grab massive shares in the market with the likes of Instagram. 

Is the App Clone because of Mark Zuckerberg's Appearance on Clubhouse?

Additionally, a talkshow-slash-podcast in Clubhouse has invited and guest featured Mark Zuckerberg in the platform where he was introduced to the setup and how the application works. While there is no report that the Facebook copy happened after the guesting, it was assumed by rumors, especially after the rumors surfaced five days after. 

Other Clubhouse Clones in the Social Media Industry

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According to The Verge, several other companies are looking into the trending audio-only applications of the present era. Twitter is working on an app called "Spaces" after acquiring the app "Breaker," which specializes in podcasting. On the other hand, Mark Cuban is also working on this experiment with an app called "Fireside."

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