Facebook’s alternative to Clubhouse has started rolling out in the US to some iOS users. It’s called Live Audio Rooms and also comes with Podcasts. Both features are part of the Facebook platform and for now, are limited to just select public figures and groups.
If the Facebook group is public, anyone can drop in and listen but private groups allows only members to join. Up to 50 speakers are supported but the number of listeners is unlimited. Group moderators and admins can choose who can create a Live Audio Room and who can join as a speaker.
The Podcasts feature is pretty self-explanatory. There’s a dedicated Facebook Podcasts page and you can also find it in the News Feed. Still, the Podcasts is limited to just US users and a broader rollout is expected.