Clubhouse New Features
Last month Clubhouse said they are working on new features for their users to access this app easily and look to improve in-app functionality and engagement, while also providing more ways for creators to maximize the value of their broadcasts. Today they announced four new features such as Clips, Replay, Universal Search, and spatial audio for Android (which already exists on iOS).
As you can see in this example, Clubhouse users will now be able to find relevant Rooms, Clubs, and upcoming events based on keyword search.
As explained by the Clubhouse blog:
“It’s crazy that you can’t search for rooms on Clubhouse… well now you can, because today we’re shipping Universal Search. This will allow you to search for people, clubs, live rooms, and future events – so you can find your friends more quickly, discover amazing clubs and events related to any breaking news or nerdy interest, and find rooms about specific things happening in the world right now.”
The clubhouse is now also officially launching its new Clips feature-beta version, which will enable users to share 30-sec audio clips from public rooms that helps to boost awareness of the rooms and makes interest in clubhouse broadcasts.
To create a clip, hosts and listeners can see a new scissor icon on the clips, when tapped, it will grab the last 30 seconds of audio of the conversation.
“People can share Clips of your show to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, iMessage, or WhatsApp – and even save them to their gallery for quick editing first.”
Along with Clips, Clubhouse also rolled out a Universal Search feature that will help the users to search for people, live rooms, clubs, and events within the app. Universal Search option is available for both Android and iOS users, and it will appear at the top of the Explore tab. Based on user feedback, Clubhouse may move the Universal Search bar to the hallway in a future update.
All of the new features, Replays could be the game-changer for the clubhouse app. It allows creators to record a room conversation, save it to their profile and within the app, or download the audio to share it externally, like on a podcast feed. Hosts and moderators can choose whether the room has to be recorded or not. Recently Twitter also said it would add recorded Spaces too. Now, Clubhouse’s Replay feature will give more competition.
Spatial Audio for Android
The Spatial Audio for Android is more exciting for its users, from musical performances to storytelling rooms, to debates, it has improved the experience on Clubhouse… so now we’re rolling it out to everyone.
The clubhouse has struggled with privacy and content moderation in its short history. Recently, doctors have been reportedly forced off the app due to harassment from anti-vaxxers. In light of these challenges, it makes sense that Clubhouse is more slowly unveiling this feature.
Last month, the audio chat app officially launched a new way to invite people to audio chats called “Wave” for all users on iOS and Android. With Wave, users can invite friends to a live audio room just by tapping a waving hand emoji. Once they receive their invitation, they can choose to join your call and immediately get added to an audio room.
These new updates could help to improve the app’s performance and increase the interest to use.