1. Clubhouse is only available on IOS
  2. Clubhouse only facilitate audio communication
  3. Clubhouse rooms can accommodate up to 5000 people


Clubhouse is an invitation-only social media app for iOS that facilitates auditory communication through rooms that can accommodate groups of up to 5,000 people. The audio-only app hosts virtual rooms for live discussions, with opportunities for individuals to participate through speaking and listening. These conversations are prohibited by Clubhouse’s guidelines from being recorded, transcribed, reproduced, or shared without explicit permission.

The app was first introduced to iOS by Paul Davison and Rohan Seth of Alpha Exploration Co. in March 2020. Clubhouse has stated it remains invite-only to ensure that their team is able to manage the growth of their user base and continues refining the app to be capable of supporting a larger audience. Clubhouse plans to extend its accessibility to the public in the future and is currently working on building a version for Android.

Clubhouse and its regulations have been a source of controversy because instances of bullying, harassment, and racism have occurred on the app. Additionally, Clubhouse has been criticized for its inherent privacy issues. As such, countries such as Oman, Jordan, and China have blocked or completely banned the app from being used.

Companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Discord, Spotify, and Slack have been creating products to compete directly with Clubhouse.