TECH BYTE: What You Should Know About Clubhouse

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — If you haven’t heard of the Clubhouse app yet, you’re not alone.

It might be free to download, but not just anyone can join.

The social networking app was created just last year, and it’s still pretty exclusive.

If you want to join, you need to have an invite from someone else who already uses it. Just like you’d need an invite to attend an exclusive party at an actual clubhouse.

But there’s no dressing up needed for this one. Clubhouse is audio only.

If you don’t know someone already on it, the app creators say you’ll have to join a waitlist, and that could be awhile.

Big names like Elon Musk are even touting it.

Clubhouse is a place for drop-in audio conversations you can have with friends, and people you don’t know.

Unlike other social media sites like Facebook or Instagram, you don’t have any pictures or videos in a news feed to entertain you.

It’s all about the conversation in a chat room, but no text. It’s basically an online phone call, but you can have it with hundreds, even thousands of people.

It’s a great way to have a conversation with those who have similar interests, or use it to learn about something new.

You can join or leave a call whenever you want.

You don’t necessarily have to talk either. You can join a room, and just listen in.

Right now, Clubhouse is only available on iOS. Sorry, Android users!

The app does require iOS 13.0 or later, so make sure your phone is updated.

The app, of course, is still in its early stages, so it’ll be interesting to see how it evolves, as more people use it.

Hopefully you won’t have to wait long for an invite!

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