Spontaneous communication via messengers and social media apps appears to be all the rage during the coronavirus lockdowns.
Now, Clubhouse, an app that lets people jump into chat rooms together has seen a resurgence in users.
Clubhouse is an audio-based social app in the making where users can join in or listen to people across unlabelled chatrooms. That’s right, as of yet, there’s no public app to download.
This means it’s early days for Clubhouse, but judging by the Twitter madness it’s already attracting widespread interest from users for exclusive invites.
Some rooms even attract a large number of users.
It was created by Paul Davison who developed the meet-up app Highlight and the Talkshow ap.
Clubhouse sounds a little like the video chat app Houseparty which lets users spontaneously join group chats. However, it may be different in that you don’t necessarily need to have a prior connection with the person you’re trying to jump into a room with.
One thing is for sure: lockdown is attracting more and more app developments that focus on users spontaneously getting together alone nurturing the element of surprise.