👋 Clubhouse Basics: How To Use Clubhouse Part 2...

published on 19 January 2021

This guide is a direct continuation of our first Clubhouse Basics guide on how to use Clubhouse. 

Within the previous guide, we covered everything from the Clubhouse Hallway to Clubhouse's internal search function. 

Within this guide, we're continuing with several other key Clubhouse elements...

Your Clubhouse Settings:

Touching the gear icon on your profile will bring up a collection of settings & other important info.

The 1st section consists of your notification settings:

Frequency - a selection of how frequently you want your notifications to come through

Include Trending Rooms - Include notifications about uprising rooms.

Pause Notifications - Turn notifications off fully. 

Next, we have our section with information / external links:

What’s New - A list of changes in the latest updates.

FAQ / Contact Us - linking to the Clubhouse help centre where you can both read up on Clubhouse and submit feedback/questions for the weekly Town Hall (happening every Sunday at 9 AM pacific!)

Report an Incident - Pretty self-explanatory...

Community Guidelines - Essentially the Clubhouse code of conduct.

Terms of Service - For the lawyer / lawyer enthusiasts out there, the terms of service for Clubhouse.

Privacy Policy - All the privacy information about Clubhouse you’ve been dying to know.

And now, the juicy stuff...

Clubhouse Rooms:

Rooms are listed in your Clubhouse hallway. 

Swiping up and down will let you go through all rooms you have access to. Which rooms you see depends partially on the platform's algorythm. 

What happens after you enter a Clubhouse room?

After you touch on a room to enter, you’ll see the so-called Stage as well as who is in the audience.

The Clubhouse Stage:

Within the Clubhouse Stage, you'll see a listing of everyone on stage, with their profile picture and first name. You’ll see the party emoji on profile's of users who have joined a week ago and also an indication of whether that user is muted.

When a user begins speaking, you’ll see an outline around their picture activate to indicate that they’re talking. 

The green star around profile pictures indicates who is a moderator in the room as well.

The Clubhouse Audience:

Swiping down will let you see the audience view which consists of the first section: Followed by the speakers, and shows all audience members who follow the speakers. 

Below that, you’ll see an ‘other’ users section, showing all the other audience members in the room who don’t follow the speaker or speakers. 

Clubhouse Room Actions:

At the bottom of your screen, you will see an action bar with some buttons that allow you to interact with the room. 

For those in the audience:

  • Leave or (the peace sign): This will take you out of the room.
  • +: This allows you to ‘ping’, or invite others who follow you into the room
  • Hand Raise: This indicates to the moderators that you would like to come up to the stage to speak.

If you are on stage:

Leave or (the peace sign)  - This will take you out of the room.

+ - This allows you to ‘ping’, or invite others who follow you into the roomMicrophone 

This allows you to either mute or unmute your mic.

The Clubhouse Room Start / User Status Bar

Finally, at the bottom of your Clubhouse screen is a menu bar that either allows you to initiate a new Clubhouse room or check out the status of your friends who are online.

Starting A Clubhouse Room:

If you tap on ‘+ Start a room’, you can begin a Clubhouse room of your own. 

Here’s what you’ll see:

Tap on ‘+ Add a Topic’ to give your Clubhouse room a name (if you so choose). You will be able to choose from 4 room types:

  • Open Room - Also known as a ‘Public’ room, these rooms are viewable and joinable by anyone who can see them in the public feed/hallway.
  • Social Room - Social rooms are viewable and joinable by only the people that the moderators of the room follow. As more moderators join, the room becomes more viewable. This is a ‘one’ way expansion, ie after moderators leave the room remains viewable to their follows.
  • Closed Room - Also known as a ‘private’ room, this is a room that is only viewable and joinable by people that the room creator/creators invites/invite.
  • Club Rooms - Listed below the above 3 types of rooms, you can create a room hosted by a club outside of the events calendar. It can be open or closed to the ‘public’.

And that's all folks! 

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