Facebook Beta Tests Hotline, Its Answer To Clubhouse

By Phil Hall8 days ago


Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) is beta testing Hotline, a new app being positioned to rival Clubhouse.

What Happened: Hotline is being developed Facebook’s New Product Experimentation (NPE) team under the direction of Eric Hazzard, who joined the company in 2017 after it acquired his teen-polling app “tbh.”

While Hotline emulates Clubhouse’s Q&A format, it also includes a video component that the audio-only Clubhouse lacks and will automatically record events as they occur — Clubhouse events are not recorded.

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