Conversations on Clubhouse take place in rooms, and this is where all the magic happens. When you're in a room, you could be:
When you tap to join an existing conversation, you join the audience on mute. This means you are a listener! As an audience member listening in on a conversation, you should sit back, relax and absorb.
Speakers are people in a room who have been brought up on to the stage and have the ability to talk to the audience. By default, the person who starts the room is a speaker, and so is the first person to join them on stage. Everyone else joins in the audience as a listener and must be invited up if they wish to speak. Listeners can raise their hands to ask to speak. You can leave the stage by tapping on your own photo.
When you start a room in Clubhouse, you are the first moderator. This means you're able to add, mute, and remove other speakers from the stage. You can access these tools by tapping on the photo of any user in the room. The best moderators tend to thoughtfully curate the speaker group, actively manage the conversation, and consider the audience experience.