Clubhouse has announced a set of new features as it looks to improve in-app functionality and engagement, while also providing more ways for creators to maximize the value of their broadcasts.

The biggest addition is its new search functionality, which will enable users to find more relevant content in the app.

Clubhouse search

As you can see in this example, Clubhouse users will now be able to find relevant Rooms, Clubs and upcoming events based on keyword search.

As explained by Clubhouse:

Until now, you couldn’t utilize Clubhouse’s Universal Search to find rooms. That all changes today with the launch of Clubhouse’s Universal Search. Locate your friends more quickly with this new feature that lets you search for individuals as well as clubs and events. Discover new clubs and events connected to breaking news or geeky interests, and find rooms discussing current events that are taking place in the globe.”

Since of the app’s rapid growth, finding relevant broadcasts has become more difficult because there are now so many rooms competing for the same amount of space.

Same with video live-feeds — once everyone could broadcast, platforms were inundated with random streams of individuals looking into the camera, shouting at remarks that came through, among other dubious broadcasts.

Clubhouse recently discovered the same, which had an effect on user engagement, while Twitter is also facing similar difficulties for its audio Spaces, in order to emphasize the most relevant broadcasts for each user, all the time.

As a result, it makes sense for Clubhouse to start with keyword discovery as a starting point, which it can subsequently enhance and optimize to maximize use.

Members will be able to upload and share audio snippets from Club broadcasts through the new Clips feature, which will be formally unveiled by Clubhouse today.

Snippets, as seen in this video, will allow Clubhouse members to post 30-second clips of public rooms, which will assist raise awareness of and interest in Clubhouse broadcasting.

Users and hosts will notice a new clips icon that, when clicked, will capture the latest 30 seconds of audio, making it much easier to share clips.

There are a variety of ways for people to share clips from your program, including through social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and iMessage or WhatsApp.

Clubhouse has also implemented simple measures to limit Clip sharing to avoid any privacy issues. Private, social, and club rooms will not be allowed to use clips, while public broadcasts will let hosts choose whether or not to allow them.

For podcasters and anyone seeking to get the most out of their Clubhouse conversations, Clubhouse is now introducing Replays, which means your conversations will be available long after the broadcast has ended.

Starting a room will give you the option of enabling Replays or not. As long as they’re enabled, your Clubhouse area will be discoverable and accessible for download and sharing for as long as you want.”

There will be less exclusivity and immediacy while watching a live broadcast with Twitter’s new Spaces feature, but there will also be more sharing possibilities, allowing broadcasters to get more out of their efforts.

The future of Clubhouse is still unclear, given the app’s meteoric rise, which seems to be over and rival applications vying to offset its growth potential with their own, copycat features. Clubhouse loses part of its value if it cannot reach a large audience. However, the ability to reuse your material may offer some compensation, although discovery is still a major issue for Clubhouse.

There’s a lot of logic to these revisions, which will likely aid in maintaining and even boosting interest in the app.