During this covid 19, a lot has changed. Many businesses have come to a halt. But it seems that the app business is doing wonders in the market. Every day one or the other app is getting launched in the market. Among this one such app is Clubhouse which was launched in April 2020. Within a short period, it has managed to create waves all around the world. From Hollywood to Bollywood, Entrepreneurs to College students everyone has been talking about it.
Below are answers to some basic questions that might have popped up in your head once you heard the word Clubhouse.
What does Clubhouse stand for
Still, wondering as to what is clubhouse? Then stop wondering as to where are here to solve all your doubts. The clubhouse is a social media app that only has audio. Yes, you heard it right!!! Only audio. You cannot post on its writing, nor can you share photos or videos on it. You can only speak and listen to others. It already has around 2 million users on its platform and its popularity is increasing day by day. This is good for all those people who feel lazy to write or are shy in front of a cam.
Sign Up Fees
It’s free as of now. But the catch is it’s only available for iPhones and not for android. Although the company has said that it is in process of building for other platforms as well, but we are not sure of the timeframe as to by when it would be available on Android devices. Till then all iPhone users can download the app from the App Store and start enjoying this beautiful platform.
Challenges in joining Clubhouse App
Firstly it is only for iPhone users as of now. It is not available for Android.
Secondly, Clubhouse is invite-only. That means you will need an invite from someone else who is already on it to start using it. Again The company has said that they will open it up to everyone, regardless of whether they have an invite or not, but the timeframe has not been disclosed. So if there is no one in your friend circle, society who can send you an invite, they also don’t worry you still have an option. You can simply sign up for the waitlist after you download this app.
How it Functions
Unlike Twitter and Facebook where you can disguise yourself, over here you will have to use your real name only while some of the other basic things remain the same like you will need a username and photographs for the sign-up.
You can follow all those who are there in your mobile contact list by giving the app permission to use your contact list. It will also help you to know who are already using this app.
How Can You Enjoy on Clubhouse
Do you remember the days of Yahoo messenger? It has several rooms just like what Yahoo messenger had where people meet and discuss a specific topic. But over here the groups are temporary. One more feature which is very good that there is no administrator over here. That means you don’t need anyone’s permission to join and exit the group. It’s somewhat like going on a blind date where you don’t know anything about the other person. What’s makes it more exciting is that you can’t see the other person as this is only audio-based.
Many celebrities and personalities like Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Robinhood CEO Vlad Tene, Kevin Hart, Drake, Tiffany Haddish are on Clubhouse App. The Clubhouse session between Elon Musk and Vlad Tene made more popular.
How to Start Your Conversation
There are two ways by which you can initiate the conversation
1. Raise My Hand Icon:
Once you tap on “Raise my hand Icon to ask for permission to speak in any room. Then the person who is there in the room has the option to permit you to speak. This is somewhat similar to WhatsApp or Zoom audio call.
2. Create Your Room:
You can create your room wherein others can join you and then start the topic on which you have to discuss. Again you have the options once you create your room.
(a) Open room where anyone can join
(b) Social room where only those you follow can join
(c) Closed room wherein you have the option to choose people
Is it for Introvert or Extrovert?
It is there for anyone who wants to use it. Like any other app that doesn’t know how much it’s useful to you until and unless you try it yourself. If you want to know if it’s there for you or not then simply download it and start using it
Future of Clubhouse
It’s still early days for Clubhouse so it’s tough to predict anything about this app. But unlike other apps that have come and gone, there are indications that Clubhouse is here to stay for a longer time. But going by the reports which suggest that Facebook is building a clone of Clubhouse, Clubhouse is heading in the right direction.