Clubhouse an audio-based social media app may have been available through invitations only for iPhone owners, however, it is now also available for Android devices. Clubhouse will be available in beta version in the US.
“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,” the company said in a blog post.
The major request from Clubhouse’s community was launching the platform for Android devices and it seems to be happening. Clubhouse will roll out to other English-speaking markets and the rest of the world. In fact, users will be able to pre-register to access Clubhouse page in the Google Play store and will be notified when the app when it is available in their area.
However, Clubhouse states that the platform will remain invite-only for now, which means it’s still not open to everyone.
The company also acknowledged that the platform had grown faster than expected. “This had its downsides, as the load stressed our systems—causing widespread server outages and notification failures, and surpassing the limits of our early discovery algorithms,” the post stated. “It made us shift our focus to hiring, fixing, and company building, rather than the community meetups and product features that we normally like to focus on.”
It remains to be seen how Clubhouse will evolve with the entry of Android smartphones in the magical world of the audio-only platform.