Instagram is working on a tool for audio rooms similar to the Clubhouse. The information was revealed by Alessandro Paluzzi, a specialist in reverse engineering who has already found other secrets of the social network.
As the images posted by the leaker on Twitter, the feature is still in its early stages. With that, it is possible that it will take some time before being released to other users.
The images released by Paluzzi suggest that the Audio Rooms feature should be incorporated into the Instagram Direct Messages screen. In the upper right corner, you can see a microphone icon that will allow you to start a new audio room.
One of the screens shows the word “Loading” next to the microphone icon, which indicates the possibility of turning the sound on and off while the user is in one of the rooms. As well as, he will be able to enter or leave the conversations from that menu.
Apparently, Instagram will use access to celebrities and influencers to attract audiences to a new tool. With about 1 billion active users, it will also benefit from the fact that it is present in several operating systems.
Temporarily limited to iPhone users, Clubhouse is a social network that needs invitations to participate in conversations and interviews on various subjects. With around 10 million accounts, the platform is valued at around $ 1 billion.
End-to-end encryption in conversations
Recently, Paluzzi also found data that shows that Instagram is working on end-to-end encryption for Direct Messaging. According to the leaker, this feature is not directly linked to the new audio room tool.
The feature helps to solve the privacy trust issues that Facebook is facing after merging direct messages from all social networks. However, there is no information on when it will be deployed on the platform.