A new social media app has appeared and has the internet buzzing at its potential. This app is called Clubhouse, and like everyone else online, you may be wondering what it’s about.
Social media can have a huge impact on your digital marketing strategy. You may have Facebook or Instagram accounts for your business and see the success these platforms bring. But when a new social media contender appears, it may be hard to know whether you should hop on the bandwagon or stay away. So, what is Clubhouse?
We’ve done the research and listed everything you need about the Clubhouse app.
Why Was Clubhouse Created?
Clubhouse was a last-ditch effort for creators Rohan Seth and Paul Davison to make a social media app that was built on conversation rather than posts. Newsource, Today, noted that the app lets people everywhere have the chance to “tell stories, develop ideas, deepen friendships and meet interesting new people.”
How Do You Navigate Clubhouse?
In the app, users can choose to enter “rooms” that are organized into different topics of discussion. The more topics you follow, the more opportunities to join different rooms of related topics. You can also create your own room and discuss anything you’d like. When you enter a room, you are muted and remain a listener. If you’d like to join the discussion, you can do so by using the “raise your hand” feature, and a moderator or creator of the room can choose to let you speak. Only creators can let someone speak, and it gives a sense of being in a discussion panel or Q&A.
What’s Different About This App?
The differentiator with Clubhouse compared to other social media sites is that it’s an audio-centered app. Other than your profile image, you don’t have to worry about being camera-ready or keeping eye contact. This app is unique because it’s essentially camera-free. At a time when being connected is important now more than ever, the app focuses on the most critical part of communication – your voice. Their website claims that this format will “allow you to pick up on nuance and form uniquely human connections with others.”
How Do You Join Clubhouse?
For now, Clubhouse registration is invite-only and available for download exclusively on iOs phones. This means that people who are invited can use the app and join immediately. However, if you don’t have an invite, you can pre-register by choosing a username and listing a phone number. You won’t have access, but you’ll reserve your name. The company plans to slowly expand and hopes to make Clubhouse available to all and for Android devices.
Over 3.6 billion people use social media globally, and it’s projected to grow.
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