Clubhouse – All You Need to Know

Clubhouse in Nepal

Hey! Do you think you are only the one who wants to know about the Clubhouse app and use it? If yes, you are wrong. Millions of users have made the word ‘Clubhouse’ popular like a celebrity. Hmm! Maybe because mostly elite groups of people use it. People talk about it most often. Now it is available in Nepal as well.

Here, you will not only know the steps to join this app but you will also get a lot of necessary information. Hope this article may solve your problem.

What is Clubhouse?

The clubhouse is The Invite Only Chat app also described as an audio-only social media app that allows audio chat, audio broadcast, and many more. Unlike other social platforms, you cannot enter easily. You may have some value as you are found to be eligible to be invited, people talk about it on different social media.

You can find entrepreneurs, businessmen, journalists, social activists, politicians, and many more people on Clubhouse. People of all ages can use it.

A user after certain involvement and influence can invite two new users. Unless you receive an invitation, you will be probably wondering what is Clubhouse.

Launching and Expansion

The app was launched in March 2020 by Stanford graduates Paul Davison and Rohan Seth and is run by their company Alpha Exploration Co. having a description as “drop-in-audio chat”. No other platform is available except the Clubhouse app.

It is still having an expansion powering more than 13 million downloads on Apple’s App Store and more than 5 million downloads on Android. The app crossed 1 million downloads within two weeks of it being available on Android worldwide.

The app has been steamrolled since Elon Musk and Bill Gates popped up in a Clubhouse room. After 2 months of existence, the Company behind Clubhouse – Alpha Exploration Co. – received a $12 million investment from Andreessen Horowitz.

The app quickly worthed $100 million with just 1500 users at the time. The valuation of the app in April 2021 was $4 billion.

Rating

4.8 out of 5 on iPhone rated by 575.9k users and 4.3 out of 5 on Android rated by 232k users.

Benefits of using Clubhouse?

  • Listening to someone’s opinion on a topic
  • Creating space to meet new people and make friends
  • Engaging in deeper conversation on a favourite topic
  • Having a listen to someone’s interviews
  • Enjoying discussions on any topic
  • Using an image for profile picture

Limitations of Clubhouse

  • No use of photos and videos except for profile pictures.
  • Possibility of abuse and vulgarisms
  • Some may misuse the freedom of expression

How to use Clubhouse?

To use this app, you need the app on your phone, be it iPhone or Android, and an invitation code from the user of the app. That’s all you need to enter the Clubhouse.

1. Type ‘Clubhouse’ on Google Play Store or App Store.

clubhouse app

If you are an Android user, you can download the app from Google Play Store on your phone and if you are an iPhone user, you can download it from App Store you have on your phone.

2. Download the app, open it, and sign in to join the waiting list.

open clubhouse

You need to sign in to create an account. After you sign in, you are on the waiting list.

3. Keep tracking and accept the invite as you receive.

If you don’t know anyone on Clubhouse, you can still register for an account. After setting up a basic profile and entering your contact information, you can select the topics as shown in the next step. To create an account, follow the steps below.

  • As you open the app, you will the following interface. If you are invited, click on Have an invite text? Sign in. And, if you are on the waiting list, click on Get your username.
get a username or sign in to the clubhouse

This will notify Clubhouse that you are on the waiting list so that the users can invite you.

  • Enter the phone number and verify your account by entering the code you receive on your phone. Do not forget to register with the phone number they texted you else you will not be registered as the same contact.
clubhouse verification
  • Now, it’s time to set up your profile. First, enter your full name and click on Next.
enter name in clubhouse
  • Type your username and click on Next.
clubhouse username
  • You are allowed to add photo for your profile identity. Here, you have two options; either to take a photo or to choose a photo from gallery.
add photo on clubhouse

4. Select the topics of your interest and follow users.

You can choose topics of your keen interest from a long list after entering the basic information. After selecting the topics of your interest, click on Find People.

This will help customize the content that the app will suggest to you. Also, you can follow the people you want.

Yet if you don’t want to choose any topic or follow any people, it’s okay. You can do it later.

topic selection on clubhouse

5. Make necessary setups for your profile.

If you don’t want to link your Clubhouse to Twitter to auto-generate the profile, you can add or change your photo and write a description about your hobbies, companies, and interests. You can’t be sure that this description will optimize your page for the app’s search feature but it will help prospective followers decide whether to follow you or not.

Lastly, link your profile with Twitter and Instagram. This will make your linked accounts appear under your description.

6. Scroll down through the homepage.

Now, it’s time to explore. You can first check Clubhouse’s homepage.

7. Go to Explore page for finding more users, rooms and clubs.

You can use the explore page by hitting on the magnifying glass icon to see Clubhouse’s Explore page. There you get the suggestions of people to follow and choose topics to see ongoing rooms, clubs, and people.

8. Join the clubs.

Clubs can be described as groups of users interested in the same topics. After joining a club, you can see the notifications of rooms hosted by it. You can have searched for the clubs on your own. Join a club by tapping on ‘Follow’. You will be notified when the admins launch a room. In case you want to leave the club, you can simply click on ‘Following’.

9. Start a club.

If you have hosted three discussions, you can apply for clubs. For this, you need to go to your profile. You can do this by going to set on the top right corner. You will see the club rules and application instructions. After Clubhouse approves the Club, you can launch rooms on behalf of the club. It’s worth noting that Clubhouse manually approves club applications. The company is only allowing one club per user right now.

start a club or room

10. Enter a room and request to speak.

When you see a room or audio chatroom to join, tap to start listening. Firstly, you will be muted. You can see the speakers and moderators at the top of the screen which is known as ‘stage’. No attendee can sepal unless they are brought to the stage. Do you want to put forward your say and opinions? You can raise your hand by clicking on the icon. It’s on the moderator whether to allow you to speak or to ignore you. Don’t be offended if you are ignored as there may be hundreds of other users requesting to speak.

11. Add your friends to a room.

Press on the ‘+’ button in the lower navigation if you love the discussion going on and want to add someone to it.

add friends to a room

12. Leave the room.

The rooms can go for hours or days. So, there is no shame in leaving the room. Just tap on ‘Leave’ and you are out.

If you like to surf a bit more without turning off the audio, click on ‘All rooms.

You can’t hear two discussions at a time. So, if you switch to another discussion, the minimized room automatically gets left out.

leave the room

13. Have a look at upcoming rooms.

Click on the notification symbol to get a phone alert when the event begins. You can also schedule a room and share it on social media by having a click on ‘scheduled room’. To view the upcoming events, click on the calendar icon.

upcoming rooms

14. Invite the friends you want.

You can invite your friends that are on your contact list by tapping on ‘invite friends on Clubhouse’ (icon with the open envelope at the top.). The one whom you invite should now follow the same steps you followed.

invite friends on clubhouse

Note: The app is not optimized for iPadOS.

Who to follow?

As per your selected categories and topics, you will be recommended. After the creation of your Clubhouse account, you will be asked to follow at least people because Clubhouse thinks that is the magic number to make the users stick around.

Here are the steps to find more people to follow on Clubhouse.

  1. Tap the magnifying glass on the home screen to see a list of users.
  2. Click on ‘Show more people’.
  3. Have a hit on the user’s name to see their profile and bio.
  4. Click on ‘Follow’.

Creating one’s room on Clubhouse?

You cannot start talking on a different topic in the ongoing discussion as it may irritate the listener. For this, you need to create your room.

Three types of rooms can be created. Open, Social, and Closed. If you have created an Open Room, any user can join it. If it is a Social Room, only the users that you follow on Clubhouse will be able to join. And if it’s a Closed Room, only the people you invite to participate can join.

Follow these steps to create a room:

1. Tap on ‘Start a room’ at the bottom of the Clubhouse home screen.

You can see the image above in the article to know how to start a room. Select the type of room you want to create. To give a name to your Room, click on ‘Add a Topic’ which is at the top-right corner of the Room creation menu. Type your desired topic and tap on ‘Set Topic’.

2. Click on ‘Let’s go’ (for an Open or Social Room) or ‘Choose People…’ (for a Closed Room)

After clicking on ‘Choose People.’, tap on the user you want to add for Closed Room. For the rest two types of Rooms, you can start talking to the people as they join.

types of room on Clubhouse

Conclusion:

This is all about the Clubhouse app. You can put forward your words and listen to others as well using this app. Hope this article was helpful to you. If you have anything to say about this article, please feel free to comment on us.

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