According to the “New York Times” quoting people familiar with the matter on Wednesday, Facebook is developing a new audio chat product, similar to audio-based social networking clubs.

Tesla’s Clubhouse launched in early 2020. Tesla CEO Elon Musk (Elon Musk) and Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev (Vlad Tenev) on the platform earlier this month After a surprising discussion, the number of users exploded.

The exclusive app is currently only available on Apple’s iOS store and has been used in large numbers since the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the New York Times, Facebook’s audio chat project is still in its early stages of development.

This move will expand Facebook, which already has messaging app WhatsApp and photo sharing platform Instagram, into a new form of communication.

The social media company did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment.

Earlier this month, technology billionaire Elon Musk and Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev had a surprising chat on a new audio-based social network , The club pushed it to the top of the startup company list and sparked a fight for exclusive service invitations.

The interaction between the two entrepreneurs on the platform was at the same time that news surrounding Robinhood aroused strong interest, while online brokers were caught in a wild stock market battle between retail investors and large Wall Street funds.

The demand for invitations (members can invite a limited number of friends before launch) is very hot for the service of less than a year, on Reddit, eBay and Craigslist.

In China, invitations are being sold at Idle Fish, Alibaba’s second-hand market, even though there is no Clubhouse in the country’s Apple app store.

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In Japan, investors, tech workers and the media flocked in.

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