“Clubhouse one of the exclusive invitation-only social networking app with the World’s Richest Person Elon mask endorsing it. The app have captured the attention and money of Silicon Valley and beyond.
It’s just the latest way technology has brought people together at a time when physical closeness is frowned upon amid a covid-19 pandemic.
The app has been around since March 2020, when it was launched by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs Paul Davidson and Rohan Seth.
What is the Clubhouse App
Some people are wondering, What is this Clubhouse? why is it suddenly everywhere?
Clubhouse is a social networking app based on audio-chat. Users can listen in to conversations, interviews and discussions between interesting people on various topics – it is 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.
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.
The creators have announced in a recent blog post, that their 2021 goal is to complete the app’s beta stage, so they can eventually “open up Clubhouse to the whole world”.
According to Reuters, the demand for membership is now so hot that a market for them has grown on platforms like Reddit, eBay, and Craigslist.
Why is Clubhouse popular
Clubhouse has become so in demand. May be its because of the exclusivity of the app itself. Often, people want what they can’t have.
The app has also attracted notable names including; Haddish, fellow actor Jared Leto and filmmaker Ava DuVernay, as well as Silicon Valley elite like Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and others.
Among the Clubhouse ranks are Oprah, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, actor Terry Crews, CBS This Morning host Gayle King, and venture capitalists like Mark Cuban, Marc Andreesen and Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian.
Clubhouse is now valued at $1bn, and is considered a Unicorn startup like AirBnb, Uber and SpaceX.
When will Clubhouse be out for everyone
There’s no timeline for when Clubhouse will come out of beta version and be open to everyone. But according to the Clubhouse new user guide: “The short answer is hopefully soon!”