For the new social audio app Clubhouse, every user needs an invite, i.e. an exclusive invitation from an active user. Access is therefore free of charge for everyone, but also very rare and therefore currently highly coveted. In this article, you can find more information about the options for obtaining an invite code.
How to get a Clubhouse invite
The Clubhouse app is a new social audio app. This means that neither pictures, videos nor comments can be posted. Instead, communication is exclusively via audio. Discussions, live lectures or networking meetings can be held in various rooms that any user can use.
- App access only works via exclusive invites, which you have to receive from already active users. In addition, the app is only available for Apple users.
- There are several ways to get invite codes. For example, you can get an invite from friends or from any of your contacts (saved for at least 7 days).
- You can also download the app and get put on the queue. However, it is uncertain how long it will take to get approved. However, this has the advantage that friends from your contacts will see that you want to join and can thus let you join by inviting you.
- There are now several forums and groups that network members and award free invites.
- Invitations are now also being traded on sales platforms such as eBay. These reach prices of up to 100 Euros. However, these are not recommended, since there are several free ways of getting an invite and the app is supposed to become freely available for everyone over time.
Use and criticism of the Clubhouse app
To use Clubhouse, users must meet a number of requirements. This causes criticism of the platform.
- As already mentioned, the app is only available for iPhone users.
- Each user can send a limited number of invite codes after entering. This exclusivity principle ensures exclusion and elitist group formation.
- Before using the app, users must grant access to their own contact book. This means Clubhouse collects personal data, not only from users.
- In general, the app’s data protection is criticized; it is not very transparent. It is not clear what Clubhouse collects data for.
When you first enter Clubhouse, you can send one additional invite to one of your friends or contacts. Over time, when you’ve used the app for a while, you will be able to get more invites to send to others.
This may have several reasons. If you have pre-registered by downloading the app from the App Store, make sure your invite code is for the exact same phone number as your pre-registration. If the phone numbers are not the same, the invite will not work. In case you didn’t receive an invite, even though a friend send it out to you, your friend will have the option to resend it via the Clubhouse app in Settings > Workspace Settings > Invite New Users and then tapping on the recycle icon to resend the invite.
As a new member you will receive one invite code to invite one of your friends or contacts. Over time, you will receive another three invites, so you will be able to invite four people in total.