In an effort to take on Clubhouse, Discord introduced âStage Channels,â an audio-only chat room feature. According to the information available, the Stage Channels have been designed for Android, iPhone, Web, Windows, and other additional platforms such as Linux and macOS. Discord isn’t the first communications platform to have recently introduced an audio-only chat room feature to take on Clubhouse. Previously, social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Telegram as well as LinkedIn launched their own versions of the audio-only chat room to tap the growing number of users.
According to information provided by the company, the stage channels will allow users to share a targeted conversation with an audience of listeners. Like other audio-only chat room apps, the scene channels will also have a âscene moderatorâ feature that will take the call to decide who will speak and who will not. The scene moderator will also have a feature to mute members. Members of the chat room will also be allowed to wave their hands to signal their intention to speak. After confirmation from the scene moderator, the user will be able to speak during the chat.
Based on the information available, users will first need to activate the community on their phone server in order to use the Stage Channels application. The Stage Channels app will allow users to participate in various types of oral sessions including interviews, book readings, clubs, podcasts, among others.
Twitter has already launched its own audio-only chat platform called Spaces to take on rival Clubhouse. LinkedIn and Facebook will soon be expanding the feature and launching it for their users.