The club no longer requires access to phone contacts

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The popular Clubhouse voice chat app no ​​longer requires access to contacts to send invitations for a new update. That was necessary for this. You can now enter a number or use the iOS contact calling program (which does not require access to contacts) to send the invitation.

Clubhouse has decided to address some of the major concerns regarding user privacy on the platform. Hence, this fast growing voice chat app no ​​longer requires access to users’ phone contacts.

In the application, you can talk directly in the “rooms” with other strange and famous people. Conversations are with audio only and can be about various topics. Each room has a moderator who can add speakers.

The popular audio app recently grabbed a lot of headlines due to its eye-catching privacy policy. Clubhouse users had to provide their phone number and access their full contact list so they could invite other people as well. So all their contacts have been stored on different servers. With this, Clubhouse has created so-called “shadow profiles” for people who haven’t used the app yet. This strategy would violate European privacy rules.

Your privacy

Have you ever granted Clubhouse access to your phone contacts, but are concerned about your privacy? Clubhouse President Paul Davidson said that, at present, users had the option to ask Clubhouse to delete all contacts the company had saved so far. Additionally, the app indicates that it will soon add functionality to the app to allow users to delete their data themselves.

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