The popular audio-only chat app, Clubhouse is now rolling out a new Replay feature that will help users to record live rooms on both its iOS and Android apps so that anyone who misses the action live can check it out later. The company first declared that the feature was on the way at the end of September.
Replay Feature Will Allow Users to Share Recordings Like Podcasts
With the latest Replay feature, public rooms can optionally be recorded as they occur and then saved to a club or user profile. Replays will further be downloadable so that anyone hosting a room can share it externally, beyond Clubhouse, “as a podcast, a clip-on YouTube, an Instagram story, a TikTok video, or anywhere else.”
the best of live ✨ but later!
Replays are here and they're so much more than just a recording. Creators can download audio, and when you listen on Clubhouse, you'll see all the dynamics of the stage, PTRs, *and* hop from speaker to speaker.
live now on iOS & Android 💖 pic.twitter.com/zDtenNy60c
— Clubhouse (@Clubhouse) November 8, 2021
Replay’s rollout will also support pinned links, a feature that Clubhouse previously introduced to let moderators feature a relevant link at the top of a room. Anyone listening to a recorded room will also be able to skip to the next speaker, listen to it at 1.5 or 2x speed, pause, and make 30-second clips of the recording.
Clubhouse is Also Launching Total Room Count Feature
Clubhouse creators can view who is listening to a room’s Replay after the live room ends, enabling them to connect with other users who didn’t listen to the event in real-time. Replay feature will pop up in Clubhouse’s current discovery features, including search, starting next week. The company is further launching a “total room count” feature to provide hosts with more useful analytics on how many total people listened to a given room.
The Replay feature expands Clubhouse’s demand considerably for people who don’t often catch live audio events, allowing anyone to use the app more like a podcast discovery engine if that’s what works for them. Creators will possibly likewise be happy to have the choice for their best content to have a chance to find a broader audience well after a live room wraps up.