Clubhouse, an audio social application, is not yet open for users to do direct registration. To join this platform, others need to send an invitation. However, when inviting other users to join, Clubhouse needs to obtain the contact book permissions of the mobile phone system. Many users are not comfortable with this aspect of Clubhouse. It raises a lot of privacy concerns.
However, a new update from Clubhouse takes care of this concern. This update allows users to enter the phone number of their friends to send invitations. This is different from the previous pattern that will allow the app to read the phones’ contact. When the user enters the invitation interface, he can see that there is an additional area for entering a phone number at the top. Users who do not want to open the address book permission can also directly enter the phone number here to invite others.
Prior to this, some users who agreed with Clubhouse’s approach speculated that the app might have done so to prevent the invitee from not being a real friend of the user. However, at present, you still need to use a phone number to join Clubhouse. After you get an invitation, you can bind your mailbox. It does not provide a way to register directly through your mailbox.
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In addition to the above changes, this update of Clubhouse also added a language filtering function, allowing users to filter “rooms” in specific languages.
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Popular apps are cloning Clubhouse
In recent times, there is a lot of interest in Clubhouse and this app has over 8 million downloads globally. However, older and more popular social app owners are beginning to take interest in its workability. It appears that everyone wants to have their own version of this audio app. The likes of Twitter, Mi Talk (Xiaomi), TikTok, and Instagram already have or are working on their version of Clubhouse. The latest popular app to clone Clubhouse is Telegram’s turn.
According to the report from WABetaInfo, Telegram will add this voice chat channel. This means that Telegram group chat will support large conversations. The original Clubhouse comes with strict moderations in discussions. We expect the Telegram version to also support these moderations. It will help its users build trust for the feature.