The clubhouse is the audio-only social media platform that recently gained a lot of traction due to its invite-only model. It is currently available only for iOS users, however, an Android app is under construction.
This new audio-only social media platform has inspired social media giant like Facebook, Twitter, telegram, LinkedIn to create a similar platform. All of these companies are working on a Clubhouse clone. Reddit is another join the list.
Today, Reddit in a post announced a new audio-only type feature on its platform called Reddit Talk. It lets you host live audio conversations in your community. This new Reddit Talk feature is currently available only for community moderators and in the future trusted Redditors might also receive the feature.
Below is How Reddit Talk works:
Starting a talk
Talks live within communities and, during early tests, only a community’s moderators will be able to start a talk (see below for more details around moderation).
Joining a talk
Once a talk is live, any redditor can join the room to listen in and react with emojis. Listeners can also raise their hand for the host to invite them to speak.
Moderating a talk
Hosts can invite, mute, and remove speakers during a talk. They can also remove unwanted users from the talk entirely and prevent them from rejoining. As we mentioned above, only mods can start talks during early tests, but they can invite trusted speakers to co-host a talk. We’re looking forward to working with you all to make sure that Reddit Talk has the best moderation experience possible.
Personalizing talks for each community
We’re testing ways for hosts to customize the look and feel of Reddit Talk through emojis and background colors. Redditors can change their avatar’s appearance to fit the talk as well. We’re also exploring features to support AMAs and other types of conversations.
In case you are a moderator of any Subreddit, you can fill out the Google form here to get access to the feature. To know more details about Reddit Talk, you can visit the official announcement post here.