The much-anticipated Clubhouse app for Android can now be downloaded from Google’s Play Store. The beta version of the Android app has just been launched. However, the app is only accessible by users in the United States for now. Gradually, the app will be rolled out to the English-speaking countries, and then, the rest of the world would follow next.

As explained by Clubhouse in a blog post, “Today, 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.”

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Clubhouse started developing the Android app at the beginning of this year and began to test the beta version externally this month. In a town hall earlier Sunday, the company stated that the availability of the app on Android has been the most inquired product feature. Clubhouse’s Android app does have some notable shortcomings at launch, comprising the lack of alternatives to follow topics, incapacity to build or manage clubs, and no position to renew your name or update username in-app, amongst others. Although it is finally here, which has been a high time coming and is an important move for the subsequent stage of the app’s progress.

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Clubhouse’s lack of an Android app has grown into a notable growth impediment of late, with Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram all developing Clubhouse-like audio social alternatives that could end up hindering the Clubhouse’s potential Android user take-up. 

Source: TechCrunch


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