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Everything you need to know about Clubhouse

The invite-only app has drawn in the likes of Elon Musk and Oprah Winfrey—and a $1 billion valuation. How does it work?

By Zahra Manji  

Just a year old, Clubhouse has become a social phenomenon, attracting celebrities, plenty of controversy and a $1 billion valuation. The audio-only app allows users to “drop in” on ongoing conversations, interviews and discussions focused on topics ranging from business ventures to theatre performances. Much of Clubhouse’s success has been attributed to its celebrity users like Elon Musk and Oprah Winfrey. The invite-only app offers the experience of tuning into a podcast, but the conversation is live, interactive—and far more exclusive. 

How does it work?

The Clubhouse experience falls somewhere between talkback radio and professional conference calls.…

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