After gaining a significant iOS user base, Clubhouse finally began work on its Android app earlier this year in January. At the time, the company secured a second round of funding, led by Andreesen Horowitz, and shared plans to use the funds to develop an Android app, scale technology and infrastructure, and launch a new grant program for creators. The company seems to be sticking to its plan so far, as it has now started testing the Clubhouse Android app on the beta channel.
Clubhouse recently shared details of its latest version via a blog post, highlighting some of the changes made to the iOS app. The post also revealed that it has started releasing a rough beta version of its Android app for several testers, with plans to “Welcome to more Android users … in the coming weeks.”
For strangers, Clubhouse is currently only available for iOS. But a growing number of Android users have shown interest in the app in the last few months. The app’s popularity has prompted several competing platforms, including Facebook, Telegram, Twitter and Instagram, to develop their own Clubhouse alternatives. It therefore makes sense for Clubhouse to launch its Android app as soon as possible or to lose a significant portion of its potential user base from Spaces on Twitter or Voice Chat 2.0 on Telegram, which are already live for several Android users.
Clubhouse does not currently share a release schedule for its Android app. But since it’s already available to some beta users, we expect it to be more widespread in the coming weeks. You can learn more about the changes made to the iOS app by following this link.
Are you looking forward to the Clubhouse Android app? Will you be on board as soon as it is released or do you plan to stick to any of the Clubhouse alternatives mentioned above? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.