Clubhouse users have developed a wonderfully dynamic community, rich with unique phrases and common practices. Here are a few to help you get around:
- PTR. "PTR" stands for "pull to refresh." To "PTR," hold down on the screen, drag your finger down, then let go. When in a room, this will refresh the screen so that you'll see profile pictures that have changed, whether speakers have rearranged on stage, etc.
- Tucking someone in. Sometimes on Clubhouse people stay awake so late that they fall asleep in a room. Moderators can tap on their profile photo and move them back to the audience or out of the room, i.e. "tuck them in" to sleep.
- Sharing a photo. We don't have a formal way to share a picture or link in a room to add color or context to a conversation, but it's very common for users to change their profile picture as a workaround. A quick way to do this is to tap and hold on your profile photo thumbnail at the top right. Let go, and it goes straight to your camera roll so you can select your photo!
- Backchannel. This is our in-app text-based messaging feature! Find the "airplane" icon, located at the bottom right of the hallway or when you're in a room and also on user profiles. You can start a 1:1 or group chat, and accept chat requests from users you don't follow!
- Showing appreciation. We don't have buttons or sounds for this, but when you're a speaker, it's normal to unmute just to clap or share appreciation without interrupting too much. Some people also unmute / mute a few times in a row (so it looks like a blinking button) to simulate "clapping."
- Matching your skin tone. If you tap and hold on the "raise hand" icon inside a room, you can change the color of the hand to your preferred skin tone.