are now available on Facebook in the U.S. I know there are people who are asking: Did we really need this?
While it might seem like many platforms are turning into clones of other platforms, we have to remember users and creators can still be quite segmented. It’s normal for people to use and create on multiple platforms, but there are people who stay on one where they thrive the most and focus their efforts there. For me, that’s Twitter. For others, that’s YouTube, Instagram or TikTok. So it makes sense that platforms are paying attention to each other to see what should be offered to their creators.
✂️ Clubhouse is now letting people share audio
from rooms. Moderators can choose whether rooms can be recorded and people have to be in the room for at least 30 seconds before they can start recording.
This seems like a smart decision for Clubhouse. People have asked for recordings on the platform for as long as I can remember, and I hope this helps clubs promote their rooms. Also, the ability to disable recordings is great for musicians who use the app for performances and don’t necessarily want those sessions to be recorded.
💼 Twitter will be rolling out Twitter for Professionals
. Businesses and creators will be able to use the new profiles to tap into more of Twitter’s monetization tools. Professional profiles will have three different modules: About, Shop and Newsletter. I haven’t been given the ability to convert my profile into Twitter for Professionals yet, but it seems like I do have the Newsletter Module. If you want to see how that looks, you can visit my profile
I don’t know if people at Twitter actually sleep. They also recently rolled out Communities
, which I’ve tested out too. There have been so many additions this year that I can’t keep up.
While I appreciate how they build publicly and center creators, I hope they can maintain this momentum and keep up with the quality we expect. We don’t need another problem like what we have with Facebook/Instagram, where creators are given new features that are dupes of other platforms
but feel like they’re half done.