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Here is what upcoming Clubhouse-rival Fireside may look like

According to a report, Fireside is like a hybrid between Spotify’s Anchor and Clubhouse.

Fireside is in beta on iOS Fireside is in beta on iOS
Fireside is in beta on iOS (Pixabay)

Even as Clubhouse is becoming increasingly popular, rivals are also working on similar products to compete. For instance, Twitter has expanded its Spaces to India. Facebook is also working on something similar. Another app in the works is Fireside. Backed by Mark Cuban and Falon Fatemi, the application claims to deliver a “next-gen podcast platform.”

Fireside says it is the future of podcasting
Fireside says it is the future of podcasting (TheVerge)

As far as the interface goes, the desktop view features users’ profiles. People also can check the rooms the creator has hosted so far or participated. Since the application natively records conversations, users can listen to them on the desktop as well.

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You can skip to a highlighted section on Fireside 
You can skip to a highlighted section on Fireside  (TheVerge)

There is also a “jump” button. As it implies, it allows users to skip ahead to the highlighted sections of the conversation. The highlighted sections are chosen by the creators. As expected, the app allows creators to assign moderators and hosts, who also have the power to mute people or bring people to the conversation.

As of now, there is no word on when the app will go official. The interface seems pretty simple and easy-to-use. It is clearly inspired by Clubhouse but is likely to come with a set of unique features to stand out.

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