What is Clubhouse?

What is Clubhouse?
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What is Clubhouse and how can it be used by creatives? The audio-chat app is often described as the world’s most exclusive social media platform due to its celebrity users and invitation-only model. Nonetheless, it's becoming more widely known beyond its still very select membership thanks to appearances from Elon Musk and Bill Gates. 

Launched in March 2020, the app has started to expand more rapidly this year, powering past 13 million downloads on Apple’s App Store (for more top apps, here's our pick of the best iPad Pro apps). With an Android version now available in beta in the US, the expansion is set to continue. However, unless you’ve received an invitation to join, you're probably still wondering, just what is Clubhouse?

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.