The developer has announced that Clubhouse is now available for everyone on iOS and Android. Since its beta launch last year, the audio-only app has remained an invite-only platform. It was initially only available on iOS, but Android beta testing began in May of this year. Clubhouse is now out of beta and will not require an invite to join, according to the developer Alpha Exploration.
Clubhouse was first introduced as an invite-only iOS app in April of last year. It began to gather traction, and in succeeding months, a large number of people joined, to the point where celebrities became involved. Elon Musk, the millionaire CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, appeared on the app earlier this year, and it went viral. Other sites, such as Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, and Telegram, have begun to work on similar projects. The queue system has been deleted, allowing anyone with a club to share their link with the rest of the world. In the same way, creators can invite their audience to Clubhouse. The programme has been updated for Android and iOS, and the makers say additional versions will be released every 1 to 2 weeks. A new logo and website have also been established for the company.
The team also provided additional Clubhouse figures, indicating that the daily room count had increased from 50,000 to half a million. Since Backchannel — the direct messaging function — was added to Clubhouse last week, 10 million members have joined the group and 90 million direct messages have been received since the beta opened for Android.