Wednesday, January 19

Clubhouse adds Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba as part of its language localisation support

Clubhouse, a social audio app, has launched the second wave of its local language support, adding thirteen more languages to the mix, including Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba.

When the languages – Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba are selected, the app experience, including prompts, alerts, descriptions, subjects, and more, will be in Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba.

When you launch the app, for example, you will now see an option to change languages, from which you may select your chosen language. When someone wants to start a room, they’ll receive a “+Room” popup with options in their native language.

What you should know

The addition of Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba and ten other languages follows a worldwide trend since the app’s language localization feature is one of the most requested additions outside of the United States.

The company said “We’re making Clubhouse accessible to countless more people by rolling out the next wave of language support

We’ve heard from many of you that language localization has helped you grow as creators and we’re excited to continue seeing new party hats from different corners of the world joining your rooms. And, yes, before you ask, more languages and iOS support are coming!”

French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Malayalam, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish, Tamil, and Telugu were among the first languages to be supported by Clubhouse. On Android, the app now supports 26 languages, with more coming soon.

Updates to topics features

Clubhouse is updating the feature formerly known as Interests – now called Topics. Topics help you identify rooms, clubs, and individuals who share your interests or have relevant knowledge. Topics will be more detailed, more useful, and available in more locations, so users can discover what they are searching for on Clubhouse quicker.