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See you on Clubhouse 😉
Welcome to Clubhouse! If you are reading this, you've been invited by someone who loves you and wants you to have the best possible experience on the app.
Clubhouse is a very special place for us, it has given us a voice and space to talk about topics that are important to us and to learn from others' experiences, all while making meaningful connections.
This onboarding document is a community-led initiative and our goal is to share some basic information about the app and some of the cultural aspects of the community.
😎 The basics
- Rooms are all open and anyone can join! Room hopping is the new bar hopping.
- There are 2 sections in a room: the speaker "stage" and the "audience" of listeners.
- When you join a room, by default you're in the audience. When you're in the speaker section, you're coming in unmuted, so just be wary and make sure to hit that mute button pronto.
- If you're in a room in the audience and you'd like to add something to the discussion and join the "stage" as a speaker, just raise your hand ✋🏼 to notify the moderator that you want to speak. Pro tip: If you hold down the ✋🏼, you can customize to your skin tone.
- Run out of things to say? If you are a speaker and would like to move back to the audience, you can do so by tapping on your profile picture and clicking on "Move to audience".
- You'll notice some rooms have a topic, and others don't. Topics are set by the room creator, and they can choose wether to add one or not. If you enter a room without a set topic, the conversation will will likely shift spontaneously from one subject to another. Embrace the serendipity of it!
- Some rooms are scheduled, recurrent events with a specific topic or format, such as Trivia Thursdays or Casa Club gatherings on Sundays. You can check out the official events calendar from the Clubhouse app on the small calendar icon in your home screen.
- You'll notice some Clubhouse users have "Member of" badges on their profile. Those are Clubs: Communities around common interests, a shared identity, or anything their members want to gather around. While membership in a Club is determined by its admins, anyone can follow a Club to be notified of its gatherings. Was that a rhyme?
- You can create your own room by clicking and holding down the big green "Start a new room" button. You can pick room guests among your followers and Clubs that you're part of, and add a topic (optional). When you create a room, it will notify people who follow you and have notifications activated for you.
- You can choose the privacy level for your rooms between "Open", where anyone can join; "Social", which is only visible to the people you follow; and "Closed", which is only visible to people you select.
- As a moderator you have the ability to mute, invite people to speak, bring people back to the audience and shut down a room (top right three dots).