Menlo Park (dpa) - Instagram reacts to the livestream boom in apps like Zoom and Clubhouse with a new function.

In “Live Rooms”, up to four people can video chat together.

The idea is, for example, to be able to have talk shows, question and answer sessions - or even just conversations with friends, explained the Facebook platform.

A shopping function and fundraising campaigns can also be integrated.

In the pandemic, yoga courses and church services for live streams, for example, switched to the video conference service Zoom.

Most recently, the Clubhouse app also gained popularity with its audio panel discussions.


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