The clubhouse has got to be into something as every other social media platform is launching its own version of their live voice chats with audio only. Twitter, Discord, Facebook, LinkedIn, Spotify, and Telegram have similar features in development, but the latest company to join the trend is Reddit with its newly announced Reddit Talks.

Reddit Talks allows subreddits to host live audio discussions that are open to all members of the community. During the early testing phase, only the moderators of a subreddit can host talk, but anyone on Android or iOS can overhear. Hosts can assign voice rights to other listeners during a talk, and “trusted community members” can host their own conversations in the future.

By doing official announcement threadAccording to Reddit, the talk feature is for “any community it should be used for,” citing “Q&A, AMAs, lectures, sports radio-style discussions, community feedback sessions, or just a place to hang out” as Suggestions for how to use conversations.

We still have to see how to start a talk, but we can see how the user interface works using the in-app screenshots posted by Reddit.

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Like most other clubhouse-style chat rooms, Reddit Talks lists all of the users in the room based on their roles. Speakers and moderators are listed at the top of the window, followed by all participating users. Hosts can tap a user to invite them to speak. There are also options to mute, remove and block users.

The Talks interface is customizable and features unique avatars, reaction emojis and a choice of background colors. Listeners can tap the hand icon to “raise their hand” and ask for permission to speak. If you’re invited to speak, you’ll see a notification, along with the option to accept or decline.

Conversations will undoubtedly change Reddit, but the feature will be enabled once it’s live, so communities that don’t want to allow conversations can ignore it. Subreddit moderators who want to test out Talks early on can Join the waiting list here. Reddit will collect feedback from participating communities after the initial tests. We therefore assume that the features will change at the time of publication.