By this time you all will be familiar with the word Clubhouse and may be fed up by the brags of most of the pals out there about this particular ‘house’.Why is it getting popular day by day? Why is everyone’s instagram story says the discussions they had in the audio rooms of this ‘house’ and what actually is this? We will tell you that.
Clubhouse is a voice-chatting app where individuals can host and join different conversations. Upon opening the app, you are met with a list of “rooms” that you can join, or you can create your own room. Each room has a different topic, often hosted by an expert or pioneer in the field. There are no videos, no pictures, and hardly any text. It’s all just audio. Think about it as joining in on a live podcast episode. Nothing is saved, so if you are enjoying the conversation, don’t leave, because you won’t be able to play it back.
Clubhouse launched in April 2020 as an IOS app. It’s described as a “new type of network based on voice”. It recently exploded in popularity after Tesla CEO Elon Musk appeared on the app, by joining the Good Time show, to talk about Mars, memes, and becoming a multiplanet species.
Since it’s voice-only and doesn’t use your camera, Clubhouse hopes you won’t worry about “eye contact, what you’re wearing, or where you are”. You can use the app while doing whatever – whether you’re folding laundry or commuting – and because there’s no typing and hitting send, all your intonation, inflection, and emotion should be accurately conveyed through voice.
It’s the original medium, reborn, if you will.
Since Clubhouse is known for being a place to meet, talk, and share ideas, the app is pretty basic. It lets you create and join “rooms” – where you can chat with others in a conference call. You can’t share pictures, videos, or even text. All you can do is talk. Users can join and leave the call at any time, too. When you open the app, you will see a list of “rooms” as well as a list of whose in each room.
You can join the room by tapping on it – they’re all open for you to hop in or out. Clubhouse wants users to explore different conversations. You enter each room as an audience member. If you want to talk, you “raise your hand”, and then the speakers can choose to invite you up. Clubhouse rooms are often hosted by experts, celebrities, venture capitalists, journalists, and so on. You can also create a room of your own.
Clubhouse says its hired moderators too, to ensure the platform is a place for free speech but also healthy dialogues.