Clubhouse, an invitation-only audio-chat service will soon be available for all Android users across India starting this Friday, May 21. The beta version is already being rolled out in some other countries like Brazil, Japan, and Russia. Its been a year since the Casual, Drop-In audio chat app was launched for iOS users.
The Clubhouse is popular for its audio chats service it provides and is being used by celebrity Elon Musk as well. The beta testing on Android was under the pipeline since May but was limited to the US only. Later on, a public beta of the Android app was rolled out and ahead of India launch the company has rolled it out to Brazil, Japan, and Russia. It should be noted that this is not a stable version of the Clubhouse Android app only the public beta will be released.
Commenting on the release Clubhouse executive said, “we are thrilled to share that Clubhouse for Android will start rolling out in beta immediately. We will begin gradually, with the U.S. today, followed by other English-speaking countries and then the rest of the world. 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. If you are an Android user, you can download Clubhouse for Android and sign up now to be alerted once it’s available in your area, and read the FAQ here.”
Apart from this, the social media platform has further plans to welcome millions of more people from the iOS waitlist, expanding language support, and adding more accessibility features, for a better experience.
For those who are unaware, Clubhouse is an invitation-only OS application that promotes communication in a group of individuals via audio chats. Since its launch, many popular celebs have joined the platform and appeared in audio chats. Even other popular social media channels are replicating the live audio feature that was popularised by Clubhouse. Recently Twitter made Spaces available to the public, Instagram launched Live Room, Telegram Voice Chats 2.0 and Reddit talk. Where Instagram, Twitter, Telegram are the contenders to Clubhouse, the American business and employment-oriented online service are also working on the Clubhouse like platform. In March this year, it announced that soon an audio-only set-up will be available on its platform, therefore, bringing it into the race among other social platforms for developing social audio media platforms.
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