The buzz-worthy app Clubhouse finally has an Android app that can be download from the Play Store in the U.S. The voice-based social network platform launched its beta Android app on the Play Store on Sunday. It will gradually roll out the app in other English-speaking countries and then the rest of the world.
Clubhouse is valued at US$ 4 billion after its recent funding. It had launched last year as an iPhone-only app and gained popularity in no time. It is attracting several high-profile celebrities, politicians, investors and entrepreneurs like Elon Musk, Oprah, Ashton Kutcher and many others.
The startup had begun developing its Android app early this year and started to test the beta version externally this month. Its availability on Android has been the most requested product feature, claims Clubhouse.
Statements by the Clubhouse Team
“Our plan over the next few weeks is to collect feedback from the community, fix any issues we see and work to add a few final features like payments and club creation before rolling it out more broadly.”
“As we head into the summer and continue to scale out the backend, we plan to begin opening up even further, welcoming millions of more people in from the iOS waitlist, expanding language support, and adding more accessibility features, so that people worldwide can experience Clubhouse in a way that feels native to them. With Android, we believe that Clubhouse will feel more complete.”
The social-networking app based on audio chat is enabling users to tune into interviews, interactions or discussions between the people who are hosting. The conversation rooms are similar to conference calls but with a few people talking and others listening. One can join in the conversation if they have been approved by the room moderator. After the conversation has ended, the room is closed. It can also be used as a space for casual discussions or drop-in conversations with friends and interesting people.
Reportedly, Clubhouse installs have drastically dropped in recent months. Therefore, the Android app rollout could prove beneficial for the startup’s reach. Another reason for slow growth could be the invite-only option. The startup could again supercharge its downloads by allowing any user to join the service without an invitation.
Competitors of Clubhouse have also emerged recently and many big companies like Facebook, Discord, Spotify etc have announced their plans for the same. Twitter’s clone of Clubhouse, called Spaces, has emerged as one of its biggest competitors.
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