Clubhouse has started rolling out its first monetization feature for creators. The social audio chat app has teamed up with Stripe to present Clubhouse payments, which allows all users to send money directly to speakers on the platform. All a user has to do is go to their favorite speaker’s profile, hit the Send Money button at the bottom, and then choose the amount they want to donate. They will of course need to register a credit or debit card if they haven’t already. As TechCrunch notes, it’s like a virtual advice jar and not that different from similar features on other apps and websites.
The startup won’t take a share of what a creator gets – 100% of what a user sends will go to the intended recipient, and the sender will only be charged a handling fee that goes to Stripe. Clubhouse will not gain anything from the transaction, although it has not said if it will when the feature becomes more widely available. While all users can now send money, Clubhouse Payments has only been enabled for a small group of speaker testers. However, the company will roll out the ability to receive payments in waves as it collects feedback and refines the functionality.
In its announcement, Clubhouse stated that ”