is the latest major social media service at , which has become popular over the past year. Subreddit moderators can now request access to Reddit Talk, and the company will soon start inviting them to try it. Reddit suggests rooms could be used for “Questions and Answers, AMA [Ask Me Anything sessions], lectures, sports radio style discussions, community feedback sessions “or just hang out.
Initially, only subreddit moderators will be able to start a discussion, although they can invite other speakers to co-facilitate with them. Any Reddit user can listen through iOS and Android. Hosts will be able to kick users out and prevent them from resuming chats.
Listeners can interact with discussions by reacting with emoji. If they have anything to add, they can raise a virtual hand and a host can invite them to speak. Hosts will be able to see the amount of karma of each user who raises a hand.
Reddit says it will work with the community to give the opt-in “the best moderation experience possible.” Reviews of the clubhouse say there have been cases of , racism, harassment and on this app.
Based on a few early screenshots, Reddit Talk looks like a more colorful version of Clubhouse. While Clubhouse is for people using their identities and real photos, Reddit Talk users will be able to use pseudonyms and avatars.
The feature will give users another way to communicate with each other beyond the platform’s traditional text feeds. They can also enjoy images, videos, cats and live broadcasts.
This isn’t surprising compared to Reddit, given that many other major platforms are working on their own versions of audio chat rooms. With Clubhouse (which has just closed another funding round which values the company at $ 4 billion), Twitter, Spotify, Discord, Slack and LinkedIn have such features. Facebook is which adds video to the mix.
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