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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 3, Sep 2023) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures. 

Clubhouse Reinvents Itself as an Audio-Chat-Based Social Messaging App

Clubhouse has relaunched and reinvented itself as a social messaging app centered around audio messages. The app, which rose to popularity during the pandemic and the lockdown season, went through a period of low engagement, but now they are coming back with a re-launched UI and functionality. The announcement says chats, which is basically audio chat is the new functionality that will drive the entire platform. They say the redesign is a combination of group text with Instagram stories. But the core functionality of Clubhouse remains with live audio rooms, etc. But they have added additional functionalities like push-to-talk, so you can easily send audio messages to your friends, friends-of-friends, and also have private conversations.

Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 3, Sep 2023 with source links from Clubhouse, WhatsApp, TikTok, Pinterest, Hootsuite.

🗞️ News 1: Clubhouse Reinvents Itself as an Audio-Chat-Based Social Messaging App   

Source: Clubhouse

🗞️ News 2: TikTok Rolls Out ‘Shop’ Feature with Products, Logistics, Payment, Ads   

Source: TikTok

🗞️ News 3: WhatsApp Launches ‘Channels’ With Real-Time Updates & Follow Options  

Source: WhatsApp

🗞️ News 4: Pinterest Launches New Ad Formats, Creative Studio & Product Updates       

Source: Pinterest

🗞️ News 5: [Trends] Hootsuite & Sprout Social Release 2023 Social Media Reports 

Source: Hootsuite | Sprout Social

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