Social audio chat app Clubhouse is set to launch the ability to record and replay conversations and also download 30-second clips to share on social media or other sites. This was confirmed by the company on Thursday saying that the feature will roll out alongside an improved search function. It is designed to help users find live and scheduled audio rooms and clubs based on their interests.
These new features are generally aimed at helping content creators on Clubhouse expand their audience. This comes at a time when Clubhouse is facing competition from tech giants like Twitter and Facebook that now have their own “social audio” features.
✨ lots of new news in this video ✨
✂ CLIPS is in beta
🔎 SEARCH rolling out now
▶️ REPLAYS coming soon
and stay tuned for our entire eng & design team moving to LA to formally pursue voice acting pic.twitter.com/bUTabb9TDO
— Clubhouse (@Clubhouse) September 30, 2021
“Right now it’s too hard for (creators) to grow,” Paul Davison, Clubhouse’s co-creator and chief executive, said in an interview. “Anytime you help create a great moment or there’s a good quote, you can share that out far and wide, alongside a link that tells people where to go to join that club.”
The features are currently being tested having been offered to a select number of creators for the next few weeks.
The clubhouse has definitely been making efforts to try and remain on top in a genre that still feels new. This includes its launch for Android users a few months ago in a bid to acquire more users.
But this rise to the top has definitely attracted competitors with Facebook, Twitter, Discord, Spotify, Linked In and Slack who all have their own versions now. Unlike Clubhouse, these platforms have it as an in-app feature rather than standalone apps.