EXPLAINER – WHAT IS CLUBHOUSE?
Clubhouse, an invitation-only audio chat app launched less than a year ago, has caught the attention of tech industry bigshots like Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg not to mention the Chinese government, which has already blocked it in the country.
The iPhone-only app, once you’re in, lets you start or listen into conversations on a whole host of topics, from tech to pro sports, parenting, Black literature and so on.
There are no posts, photos or videos only peoples profile pictures and their voices.
Conversations can be intimate, like a phone call, or might include thousands of people listening to a talk by boldface names, like a conference or stage interview.
Think part podcast, part conference call, part social media. It’s free to use and there are no ads, at least not at this point.