Audio chat app Clubhouse has begun rolling out a Payments feature. Dubbed Clubhouse Payments, it is the first monetization feature that the startup has built for creators on the app.
— Patrick Collison (@patrickc) April 5, 2021
With the feature, all users should be able to send payments, and the app is working on the ability to receive payments in waves. This is as the testing goes on. Once they are able to collect feedback, the app shall then roll it out to everyone. In a blog post, Clubhouse says that the app’s aim is to help creators build community, audience, and impact.
“And as Clubhouse continues to scale, it’s important to us to align our business model with that of the creators—helping them make money and thrive on the platform.”
How Clubhouse Payments works
To pay in Clubhouse:
- Tap on the profile of a creator and tap “Send Money“.
- Enter the amount you would like to send them.
- If it is your first time to send money on the app, you’ll be asked to register a credit or debit card.
- The entire payment you make goes to the creator. You will also be charged a small card processing fee, which will go directly to Stripe, the payment processing partner. Clubhouse says they take nothing.
You ought to note, Clubhouse isn’t on Android yet. What you see is malware! It is true Clubhouse is working on an Android version of the app. But this won’t arrive for a few more months. Expect it to be released on the company’s official website and via the Google Play Store.