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Clubhouse – The Booming Voice Chatting App: What is it ?

Wondering why you’re hearing a lot about Clubhouse lately? we can partially blame Elon Musk. By popping up in a Clubhouse room this week, the world’s richest man (for now) brought the service a lot of attention. Here’s what you need to know about the exclusive chat app.

Clubhouse is a new type of network based on voice. It is a space for casual, drop-in audio conversations—with friends and other interesting people, just like tuning in to a podcast but live and with an added layer of exclusivity.

Clubhouse is invite only. You can’t just download it off the app store and create an account. Much like a real-life country or yacht club, you have to be invited to join by an existing member. Real world elitism, but make it virtual.

When you open the app you can see “rooms” full of people talking—all open so you can hop in and out, exploring different conversations. You enter each room as an audience member, but if you want to talk you just raise your hand, and the speakers can choose to invite you up. Or you can create a room of your own. It’s a place to meet with friends and with new people around the world—to tell stories, ask questions, debate, learn, and have impromptu conversations on thousands of different topics.

How to get a Clubhouse invite?

To join, an existing Clubhouse user has to send an invite from their app giving you access to set up an account. If you are invited, you’ll see a link texted to your phone number, directing you to a sign-up page in the app.

Clubhouse users can’t just send an invite to anyone who wants to join, however. Existing users only have two invites available at first.

In a recent blog post, the creators have announced that their 2021 goal is to complete the app’s beta stage, so they can eventually “open up Clubhouse to the whole world”.

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