Invite-only social audio platform Clubhouse will launch its Android app in India and other markets. The company has opened pre-registration for Indian users, the app for which will come out on May 21 (Friday). Further, the app has already launched in Japan, Brazil, Russia and the US. The makers have still suggested that the Android app will follow the invite feature.
Earlier this year, Clubhouse started growing very quickly. People all over the world began inviting their friends on the iOS App. “This had its downsides,” claim the makers. “As the load stressed our systems, it caused widespread server outages and notification failures, and surpassing the limits of our early discovery algorithms. It made us shift our focus to hiring, fixing, and company building, rather than the community meetups and product feature that we normally like to focus on. It was an important time of investment, which we think will help us serve the community much better in the long run.”
Talking about the launch, the company said, “The same types of rooms that we saw forming last year in the US quickly started forming in Japan, Brazil, and Nigeria. Farmers in rural Georgia have been making friends with entrepreneurs in Tanzania. Film clubs have formed in India. We’ve seen German debate rooms, Italian singalongs, and Middle Eastern quiz shows. We’ve seen firsthand what we’ve always believed—that the need to gather with other humans is universal. Throughout this period, we have felt the need to be cross-platform more strongly than ever. Today, we are thrilled to share that Clubhouse for Android will start rolling out in beta immediately.”
The Android app rollout will begin gradually. 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.
How to use the Clubhouse app?
Currently, you need to pre-register on the PlayStore. Then, when the app downloads on your phone, you need an invite from another user who uses the app. Then, register with your mobile number (that, you gave for the invite) and your name. Alternatively, you can use your Twitter account to create a profile and merge your interests.