The first public beta test of a new Facebook product has begun. The hotline is a combination of the known functions of Instagram and the recently popular Clubhouse app, and aims to provide users with the opportunity to ask questions in the form of voice or text.
TechCrunch According to the report, the Facebook development team launched Hotline as their latest experiment. The public beta test allowed the first users of the platform to interview app developers. Currently, developers conduct conversations based on conversations with the audience, and the audience can ask them for detailed information or ask their questions.
The difference between the hotline and Clubhouse is that it not only supports audio, but also supports cameras. Users can also make visual contact with each other, but there is no need to use a platform. However, the interface itself is very similar to that of Clubhouse, which will undoubtedly make it easier for users to switch to the competitive Facebook application.
As for communication between users, the person conducting a given conversation has complete control over the appearance and execution of the conversation. They have the ability to host questions, remove people from the statement queue and invite more users to the “stage” so that they can comment later. Currently, Facebook employees are responsible for hosting each event and asking people who violate Facebook community standards or service regulations.
So far, the hotline has no limit on the number of people participating in a particular event. Users can log in to the app using their Twitter data. You also need to confirm your identity via SMS.
Facebook has not officially announced the launch of the hotline.