Farhan Hassan*
Clubhouse, Expansion & Future

Clubhouse is the exclusive, invite-only social networking application .It's already been installed more than five million times around the world and the number is rapidly increase day by day in this article, we will highlight the important stages that this important application was go though.

• On January 21, 2021, the valuation hit one billion US dollars. 

• In 2020, launched by software developers Alpha Exploration Co.

• Clubhouse is an invitation-only audio-chat social networking app  

• The app gained popularity in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

• Clubhouse launched on iOS in April 2020.

• In January 2021, the company announced that it would begin working on an Android application "soon".

• On February 13, Clubhouse grew significantly in popularity after Elon Musk tweeted at the official account of Russian president Vladimir Putin asking for a conversation via Clubhouse.

• On 8 February 2021, the app was blocked in China. (Due raising politically sensitive topics like protests in Hong Kong and relations with Taiwan).


Features  

• Known for its famous members like Drake, Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish.

• It has a variety of clubs and virtual rooms with talks on varied topics, talk shows, music, networks, dating, shows, and discussions clubs.

• There are no pictures, videos, or even text, just audio.

• Users can join and leave the call at any time, and they can convert the room into a public meeting room.

• Members can navigate among the topics based on their interests.


Shadow profiles

• The application creates shadow profiles from the contacts of people using it (Even whom have never used the application).

• Clubhouse records conversations in private rooms.


Clubhouse's invitation

• An existing Clubhouse user has to send an invite from their app giving you access to set up an account. 

• The receiver will see a link texted to your phone number, directing him to a sign-up page in the app.

• Existing users only have two invites available at first.


Future Plan

Clubhouse has plans to expand further, in taking a place among the other major social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter and WhatsApp.

Expected there is a financial plan can be achieved by more subscriptions, events and paid Consulting.

 



Farhan Hassan Al Shammari

‏e-mail: fhshasn@gmail.com

Twitter: @farhan_939


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