Following the ban of the audio streaming Clubhouse app in China, several rumours circulated that Chinese companies were creating their own version. This has indeed proven to be true!
A clone named Clubhorse popped up on WeChat Mini-Programs very shortly after the ban but was later taken down due to copyright infringements. Yingke developed the app Duihuaba 对话吧 in just four days in February with a remarkably similar appearance to Clubhouse but it is still in the testing stage. ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok and Douyin, has also joined the market and is developing a social voice chat platform.
Douyin-rival Kuaishou is testing its new voice chat app Feichuan, which means spaceship in Chinese. The platform also uses an invitation-only approach like Clubhouse and will be launching on March 6 with a special show for independent musicians.