Almost sort of a one-hit-wonder, Clubhouse’s prestige seems to possess started waning now that Facebook and Twitter also are within the running. Of course, there are still many creators and users preferring to stay their content far away from those social media giants, but they’re also checking out more features and more control over their live sessions. That’s, fortunately, coming within the latest set of features for Clubhouse, including one that would convince be quite controversial.
A much-requested feature is that the ability to form live sessions available even when they’re not live. Starting October, Clubhouse will roll out a replacement Replays feature that will allow other users to get past rooms and for creators to download a session’s sound recording to share with others. This, however, only works if Replays is switched on before an area starts.
A slightly more complicated feature is Clips, which can let listeners snip the past 30 seconds of a live room to record it for posterity or share it with others. While this may help Clubhouse users advertise rooms and the network, it could even be open for abuse. The clips, for instance, might be taken out of context and spread misinformation.
That’s why Clubhouse is taking a more cautious approach in rolling out the feature, which is merely available to a few creators. It’s also completely unavailable for personal rooms, but default public rooms enable them. Within the latter case, the room’s owners can decide whether or not they want the feature enabled or disabled at any point in time.
The Clubhouse is additionally rolling out less contentious features, sort of a Universal Search that now finally allows you to search rooms, too. Android users are also given a bonus treat within the sort of Spatial Audio, which might still require some compatible hardware, like headphones that support spatial audio technologies.