Clubhouse working on ‘Waves’ feature to invite friends to audio rooms

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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The popular voice-based social networking app, Clubhouse is reportedly working on a new feature called ‘Waves’, to invite people to audio rooms in the app.

According to screenshots shared by researcher Ms. Jane Manchum Wong, the new feature is focused on the more casual and social side of Clubhouse rather than the creator-focused live shows on which the company was giving more attention.

The Waves feature would enable users to wave at friends with a button that looks similar to the hand in Clubhouse’s logo to invite them to chat. If they reply, they automatically get added to an audio room so you can start the conversation, the screenshots shared by Ms. Wong shows.

A Clubhouse spokesperson declined to comment on Ms. Wong’s discovery, but it seems that the feature is aimed at the app’s social rooms.

Recently, Clubhouse rolled out a spatial audio feature, which would offer a new level of depth to the Clubhouse chats. According to the company, the spatial audio feature will give listeners a better feeling of hanging out with a group of other people live. The feature, which works with all wired and wireless headphones, will slowly reach all-new iOS users and will be the default experience.

Further, Clubhouse has struck a deal with TED to bring exclusive talks on its platform. The new agreement lets TED sell ads and sponsorships for its conversations and Clubhouse will not take any share. It’s still not clear if the chats will be available as podcasts or other on-demand recordings.

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