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Popular audio chat app Clubhouse finally launches on Android after a year

After over a year on iOS, the audio chat app is starting to be rolled out on Android.

Noreen Shazreen
Noreen Shazreen

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Published: 10 May 2021, 12:01 PM

Here’s some good news for Android users – you can finally get your hands on the popular audio chat app Clubhouse soon!

Similar to Twitter Spaces and Telegram’s Voice Chats, Clubhouse is an audio-based app that allows participants from all around the world to communicate with each other.

Clubhouse was first introduced in April 2020 on iOS to allow live audio chats among participants where they can host “rooms” or join different discussions. 

Early this year, the startup had already begun developing the audio chat app for Android and tested the beta version in early May. In its latest announcement, users in the United States were told they could download the Android app via the Play Store from May 9.

The Android app will gradually roll out to other English-speaking markets in the coming days and weeks. To be notified of when the app is available in their area, users can pre-register for access via the Clubhouse page in the Google Play Store.

 

Though the app is now available on Android, users will still need an invite from existing users to access Clubhouse. PHOTO CREDIT: NATHANA RABOUCAS VIA UNSPLASH

 

To access Clubhouse, participants will require an invitation from existing users of the app. 

As the Android app is newly developed, it currently lacks a variety of features including the ability to follow a topic and create a club, link your Clubhouse profile to Twitter and Instagram accounts, and change username.

The app also falls short in terms of in-app translations and payments.

Interested users can pre-register for access to the Android app via the Google Play Store.


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