Clubhouse Android app to be launched worldwide this week

Rising drop-in audio chat platform Clubhouse announced yesterday that it’ll expand its Android app worldwide this week. 

The company, which recently closed a new Series C funding round at reportedly $4 billion valuation,  began beta-testing its Android app in early May and launched it on the Play Store last week, but only for the users in the United States. 

Yesterday, the company shared a tweet announcing that Clubhouse for Android will be rolled out in Japan, Brazil, Russia this Tuesday, Nigeria and India on Friday and global expansion will be completed by Friday afternoon.  

The invite-only app was launched on Apple’s App Store in April last year. It suddenly became a meeting point for millions of people around the world where they discuss various topics including politics, technology, finance etc. 

In the first four months of 2021 alone, top 3 voice-chat apps which Clubhouse leads hit 20 million downloads. 

Also Read: Everything you need to know about Clubhouse app

Unsurprisingly, tech companies including Twitter, Facebook, Telegram, Discord, Spotify, LinkedIn, Reddit and ByteDance recently launched / announced their Clubhouse-rival products. 

Although the Clubhouse app saw an immense growth in 2020 thanks to lockdowns, there’s been a downward trend in its downloads in recent months according to AppMagic (via TechCrunch). This can be attributed to the increasing number of similar audio-chat products and the upcoming Android app could help the company reach out to more users.

Image Source AppMagic via TechCrunch

Meanwhile, the Clubhouse Android app currently doesn’t offer what the iOS version does, including the ability to follow a topic, create & manage a club, change profile name, link to other social media profiles, make payments and more. 

Also Read: Clubhouse opens access to Payments to over 60K creators

The company also announced that it’s currently working on to bring these features to the Android app. 

Written by Sophie Blake


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