Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you must have heard about all the hype behind Clubhouse. Its popularity is understood since Clubhouse introduced a slightly new way to connect with others. On top of that, people have been sitting at their homes all bored, and anything new when it comes to social media sparked their interest.
Best Clubhouse Alternatives in 2023
Clubhouse was first released on only iOS devices that too with an invite-only system. After months worth of hype and people literally spamming on other social media sites to get an invite, the app is available for everyone to try. Clubhouse is also now available for Android devices after a long wait. If you have already used Clubhouse but haven’t really thoroughly enjoyed it, then don’t fret since there are dozens of similar social media apps out there. In this article, we will be going over some of the best Clubhouse alternatives you can use in 2023!
1. Discord (Stage Discovery)
Discord is a name that has become synonymous with gamers in the past few years. People mostly use and love discord for its servers and voice and video calling functionality. However, after all the hype surrounding Clubhouse, Discord released its own version of voice rooms dubbed as Stage Discovery. It works similarly to how servers work with added features to make it user-friendly for all the new users discovering new rooms for the first time.
Cappuccino changes the way you share status updates with your family and close friends. You can use the app to record short videos, called beans which you can then upload as a status for your friends and family to discover. You can listen to all of your friend’s beans every morning just as you start the day. While Cappuccino isn’t a true alternative to Clubhouse, it is a fun way to exchange stories through audio statuses.
3. Twitter Spaces
Twitter jumped onto the entire audio chat scene as soon as Clubhouse started getting popular. While Twitter Spaces were only available to selective users, it is now a feature built into the app for everyone to use. You can host a Twitter space by using the compose button and then selecting “Spaces”. Any active spaces of your followers will show up at the top of your timeline. You can join other spaces as a listener and can even request to become a speaker. All in all, for a platform as big as Twitter, this Clubhouse-inspired feature seems to be popular among fellow tweeters.
4. Facebook Live Audio Rooms
Facebook has a reputation for “borrowing” ideas from other social media apps that blow up. We’ve seen how Instagram introduced Stories after Snapchat blew up in popularity. Facebook Live Audio Rooms is essentially a Clubhouse clone for Facebook users. As of now, not everybody can host a room and only selective public figures are allowed to do so. The app is still in testing, but it seems that Facebook will keep pushing updates and try to grab the attention of as many users as they can with this Clubhouse-inspired platform.
5. Telegram Voice Chat
Telegram is one of the most popular chatting and voice-calling apps, second only to WhatsApp. While Telegram is known for its groups and integration with bots to enhance group chats, it secretly released a Clubhouse-like voice chat feature. To use this feature, you need to be in a group chat or a channel. Only the admins can start a voice chat, and users within the group can join the call, similar to how Clubhouse works. Since this works as a glorified voice call, you cannot search for voice channels like you can on Clubhouse and the other alternatives on this list.
That’s all folks! We hope you enjoyed our roundup of the best Clubhouse alternatives to using in 2023! Which one among the list is your favourite, and how many of these Clubhouse alternatives have you already known or have been using? Know other good social media apps that you feel people might find interesting and fun to use and connect with others? Do let us know in the comments section below; we’d be delighted to hear from you guys!