After Facebook and its Live Audio Rooms, Twitter and its Spaces, and LinkedIn, Reddit also wants its share of the pie and launches its Reddits Talks in an attempt to compete with Clubhouse.
This new format, which looks like the Clubhouse rooms, will be available in the Subreddits, sections of Reddit devoted to specific topics. It will thus complete the use of text, images, videos, chats and streams to allow “Redditors” (Reddit users) to communicate.
Initially, only moderators will be able to access this new functionality in order to start a chat room. Once the discussion has started, the redditors will be able to join the lounge to listen to what is said there and will be able to react with the help of emojis. They may also raise their hands to request the floor and intervene in the discussion. The administrators of these rooms will be able to invite people, but also prohibit them from expressing themselves and eject them from the room. They will also be able to ban unwanted users so that they cannot join a room again.
The Reddits Talks are currently being tested with a small sample of moderators who must put themselves on a waiting list to hope to gain access to them in preview. Only moderators will be able to speak at first, but all redditors on iOS and Android will be able to access the Reddits Talks to listen to them.