LinkedIn is “doing early tests” to build Clubhouse-style features – CNET
Even LinkedIn is throwing its hat into the live audio ring.
The professional networking platform is conducting “early tests” to create an audio experience that’s connected to your professional identity, the company said Tuesday, in a bid to stake out a place in the fast-growing social audio category made popular by Clubhouse. This comes as Twitter is undergoing a global rollout out its live audio feature, Spaces, and follows announcements by Spotify and Slack of building out Clubhouse-style rivals on their own.
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“We’re looking at how we can bring audio to other parts of LinkedIn such as events and groups, to give our members have even more ways to connect to their community.” Suzi Owens, a spokesperson for LinkedIn said.
The live audio feature is the latest in a gaggle of new feature announced by LinkedIn, which recently announced the imminent arrival of feature letting users post a video introduction of themselves on the website, in an effort to let its community of professionals better showcase their individuality.
Based on a mockup provided by LinkedIn, its yet-to-be-named version of Clubhouse will feature a stage that will function to spotlight the room’s host and speakers, as well as a group of listeners located below them.
LinkedIn appears to be the the latest competitor to Clubhouse, an invite-only audio app that shot to fame this year after tech tycoons Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg made appearances.
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March 31, 2021 at 01:06AM