Audio-chat app Clubhouse has launched a monetization feature for its creators on the platform.
The company adds, “this will be the first of many features that allow creators to get paid directly on Clubhouse.”
The users will be able to send payments through the platform, Clubhouse mentioned. The feature to receive payments will initially be available only to a small test group, and later rolled out to other customers.
Users can send payment to Clubhouse creators who have the feature enabled, by tapping a ‘Send Money’ option. The audio-based social network company said a small card processing fee will be charged by its payment processing partner, Stripe.
Here’s how it works:
- To send a payment in Clubhouse, just tap on the profile of a creator (who has the feature enabled) and tap “Send Money”.
- Enter the amount you would like to send them. The first time you do this, you’ll be asked to register a credit or debit card.
- 100% of the payment will go to the creator. The person sending the money will also be charged a small card processing fee, which will go directly to our payment processing partner, Stripe. Clubhouse will take nothing.
The bay area based company, whose app lets people gather in audio chat-rooms to discuss different topics, requires newcomers to be invited by existing users before they can join.
According to Reuters, the app saw its global user numbers soar after Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk and Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev held a surprise discussion on the platform.