Clubhouse: News

Clubhouse is an audio-based social networking platform for Android and iOS devices. The platform is the brainchild of Paul Davison and Rohan Seth. It was originally an iOS-exclusive app that could be joined only if you had been invited by an existing user, just like a real-life yacht club. Since its inception, Clubhouse has broadened its reach and launched an app for Android devices as well. The app has also ditched the invite-only exclusivity. According to the founders, the invite-only restriction was in place to keep the platform from bowing under immense demand. Earlier in 2021, reports claimed that Clubhouse had suffered a data breach. However, the application denied such reports. Interestingly, countries including Oman, Jordan, and China have either blocked access to the app or completely banned its use. Clubhouse’s popularity also pushed Big Tech companies to mimic its format. Platforms including Facebook’s Live Audio Rooms, Twitter’s Spaces, and Discord’s Stage Channels essentially replicated the idea but customized it for their respective platforms.

07 Sep 2023

Social Media

Clubhouse is transitioning from live audio to group messaging

Clubhouse, the once-popular audio app, is shifting its focus from large-scale audio conversations to friend-centric voice chats.

28 Apr 2023


Clubhouse is 'resetting' by firing over 50% employees: Here's why

Clubhouse exploded into the scene during the pandemic when people felt socially isolated. The social audio app provided users with a virtual getaway from their COVID-stricken reality.

15 Dec 2022


Spotify pulls the plug on 6 live audio shows

Spotify has a piece of bad news for the fans of its live audio shows. The music streaming giant has decided to cancel six live audio shows as part of the latest round of programming cuts.

02 Sep 2021


LinkedIn discontinues Stories feature in favor of 'short-form video format'

Microsoft-owned networking platform LinkedIn recently announced that it is shutting down its Stories feature that allowed users to post content that disappears after 24 hours, just like Instagram and Snapchat stories.

02 Sep 2021


Clubhouse introduces Spatial Audio on iOS for enhanced immersive experience

Clubhouse is an up-and-coming social media platform that enables real-time interactions in audio-based discussion rooms. If you have an iOS device with Clubhouse installed, you will now be able to enjoy Spatial Audio in discussion rooms on the app.

27 Jul 2021

Deepika Padukone

Initiatives taken by Deepika Padukone toward betterment of mental health

Mental health was never given much importance before, but now thankfully, it has become a significant talking point.

23 Jul 2021


Clubhouse ditches invite-only exclusivity to boost new user sign-ups

Just recently, popular audio social media platform Clubhouse announced a major change. The app will no longer mandate an invite for users to sign up. While this is good news for those waiting for invites, it could leave many unhappy as well.

13 Jul 2021


TED and Clubhouse band together to create exclusive content

Clubhouse may have lost its allure since Big Tech has grown increasingly competitive with lucrative propositions for creators designed to arrest Clubhouse's rise, but the platform seems to have caught on.

07 Jul 2021


Vikas Malpani's journey spearheading community-first audio-video social media app Leher

While the world is fanboying over Clubhouse and its Big Tech clones, Bengaluru-based serial entrepreneur Vikas Malpani has been at it since 2018, shaping Leher to become a world-class audio-video-based social network that revolves around communities and their interests.

22 Jun 2021


Facebook's Clubhouse clone called Live Audio Rooms makes US debut

Earlier this year, Facebook was one of the Big Tech social media companies that announced plans to copy Clubhouse's audio-only platform concept.

17 Jun 2021


Spotify launches its Clubhouse clone called Greenroom in 135+ countries

While Clubhouse may have started the trend, a host of Big Tech social media companies have created their versions of an audio-based interaction platform.

12 Jun 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

Digvijay Singh said Congress could consider restoring Kashmir's special status

Congress leader Digvijay Singh said the party could reconsider the current regime's decision to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir if it comes to power at the Centre, reports said citing an alleged audio chat on the Clubhouse app.

25 May 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: Clubhouse hits million downloads on Android, and more

Despite Big Tech doing its best to clone Clubhouse into their existing platforms, evidently nothing beats the original. Android users flocked to the newly launched app of the audio-only social media platform and downloaded it a million times.

24 May 2021


Clubhouse shoots to million downloads on Android within a week

This is a story that will surprise no one. The recently launched Android version of Clubhouse hit the million downloads mark in less than a week. To put this into perspective, it took the iOS app around a year to accrue 10 million downloads.

21 May 2021


Clubhouse app is now available on Android globally (including India)

Popular voice-based social media app Clubhouse has finally made its way to Android. The app is available for download on the Google Play Store in India and around the world but users will still require an invite to sign up and participate.

11 May 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: Clubhouse finally launches Android app, and more

Clubhouse just found out the hard way that it is no De Beers, and that boosting app popularity with artificial scarcity doesn't work forever.

10 May 2021


Clubhouse launches Android beta app after iOS downloads drop significantly

After more than a year of iOS exclusivity, Clubhouse is finally coming to Android. The only catch is that the beta Android version is restricted to US users at the moment.

04 May 2021


Twitter Spaces now open to accounts with 600+ followers

Twitter had been planning to open its Clubhouse clone called Twitter Spaces to everyone sometime in April. On May 3, the company announced that now every account with 600 or more followers can host Spaces.

21 Apr 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook announces its Clubhouse clone, and more

You can find everything in Silicon Valley except originality. Sure enough, Facebook joins the mad rush to clone Clubhouse.

20 Apr 2021


Reddit throws open its Clubhouse clone to the masses

Every social media entity under the sun has either announced plans to clone Clubhouse or actually introduced a clone. After Facebook, Spotify, LinkedIn, and Telegram jumped on the audio-only social media bandwagon, Reddit has finally caught onto the phenomenon.

20 Apr 2021


Facebook unveils its upcoming Clubhouse-style audio-based social media offering

When Big Tech social media platforms such as Twitter and Spotify unveiled their Clubhouse clones, it was speculated that Facebook would also join in with a similar platform.

16 Apr 2021


Facebook ran ads for fake Clubhouse app loaded with malware

Cybercriminals have been running ads on Facebook for a PC version of Clubhouse that does not exist, reports TechCrunch.

13 Apr 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook data leak gets much worse, and more

Facebook just can't seem to get a break. After the embarrassing leak where CEO Mark Zuckerberg's phone number was found linked to Signal messenger app, it appears the 533 million user accounts compromised might just have been the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

12 Apr 2021

Data Leak

Was data of 1.3 million Clubhouse users actually leaked?

Over the weekend, it was reported that invite-only audio-based social network Clubhouse suffered a data breach that affected around 1.3 million users.

02 Apr 2021


Twitter confirms Spaces is coming to desktop web browsers

Twitter has confirmed to The Verge that Spaces will soon be available on web browsers. This will allow users to access Spaces from their desktop PCs and laptops.

01 Apr 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: India continues to punish TikTok, and more

The best way to deal with bullies is to inflict a significant cost for their belligerence. And India has been doing a fine job hurting the economic interests of China for its border transgressions.

31 Mar 2021


Spotify and LinkedIn gear up to join the Clubhouse party

Spotify and LinkedIn are preparing to jump into the trendy "live audio" space after the invite-only Clubhouse app grabbed the attention of millions of iPhone users.

21 Mar 2021

Social Media

Telegram clones Clubhouse with Voice Chat 2.0

Following the footsteps of Twitter and Facebook, Telegram has jumped on the Clubhouse cloning bandwagon.

17 Mar 2021


Clubhouse addresses platform problems, announces accelerator program for creators

Clubhouse CEO Paul Davison has recently announced that his team will address the problems with drop-in audio chats on the app.

16 Mar 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: Google faces a $5 billion lawsuit, and more

Google's last-ditch effort to have the class action lawsuit thrown out has failed. Now the technology conglomerate faces $5 billion in potential fines for tracking user activity through Chrome browser's incognito mode.

12 Mar 2021


Everyone can host Twitter Spaces from next month

Earlier this month we reported that Twitter has copied Clubhouse and launched the clone as Spaces on Android and iOS.

03 Mar 2021


Twitter Spaces arrives on Android before its inspiration Clubhouse

Twitter's Clubhouse copy Spaces is now available on Android. With that, the microblogging platform has brought the novel audio-based take on social media interaction to non-Apple users. The feature was restricted to iOS until now, just like Clubhouse.

21 Feb 2021

Elon Musk

All you should know about new social media platform Clubhouse

Clubhouse is an audio-based social networking app that allows people to participate in discussions on diverse topics of interest. They can also listen in on conversations between eminent individuals in real time by joining chat rooms.

15 Feb 2021

Narendra Modi

NewsBytes Briefing: Narendra Modi draws inspiration from MrBeast, and more

It's official, even our supreme leader Narendra Modi is most likely a fan of YouTube philanthropist MrBeast.

15 Feb 2021


Is the Clubhouse app safe? Apparently, not

Researchers at the Stanford Internet Observatory (SIO) have identified loopholes in Clubhouse's data security protocol, which could potentially allow the Chinese government to access user data.

11 Feb 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: There's some Chinese in my Koo, and more

A French hacker with a penchant for embarrassing Indian software endeavors claims to have found data breaches in the Koo app.