Amidst the growing fanfare of Twitter Spaces, the audio-based social media platform Clubhouse launched its beta application on Android. The beta app is available to download for users in the United States through Play Store.
“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,” Clubhouse said in a blog post.
Earlier during a town hall session, the company said that the Android app had been one of the most requested features from its community. And now it is being launched; the company seeks to collect feedback over the next few weeks from the community and fix them before the stable rollout.
“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.
The android app still lacks some of the key features, such as following a topic, creating or managing a club, connecting Twitter and Instagram profiles, in-app translations, payments, and the ability to change the profile name or user name.
“With Android, we believe that Clubhouse will feel more complete,” the audio-based social media platform said in the blog post.
The Android app comes at a time when Clubhouse is struggling to maintain its peculiar growth. According to mobile insights firm AppMagic, the downloads for the audio-based social media app have dropped drastically. So the recent launch of the Android app could help the company attract more users.
The company says that the platform will remain invite-only for now, “as part of the effort to keep the growth measured,” which means that everyone won’t be able to sign up on the platform. So you better start looking out for friends with invite codes if you want to jump on the new wagon.
Well, Clubhouse is not alone in this new growing “voice-based social media network.”Spaces” from Twitter are already on the rampage, and Discord has added “Stage Channels” while other social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Reddit are working on their own version of Clubhouse.