Fashionable audio-based social networking platform Clubhouse has seen super progress over the previous couple of months. The invite-only service, which is presently solely accessible for iPhone customers, has already reached over 600,000 registered customers and it now plans to faucet into the Android userbase.
In a current blog post, Clubhouse introduced that it has secured a second spherical of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz via the agency’s companion Andrew Chen. The corporate plans to make use of the brand new funds to introduce new merchandise, together with an Android app to carry the distinctive service to a wider viewers. The put up notes: “From the earliest days, we’ve wished to construct Clubhouse for everybody. With this in thoughts, we’re thrilled to start work on our Android app quickly, and so as to add extra accessibility and localization options so that folks everywhere in the world can expertise Clubhouse in a approach that feels native to them.”
Together with the Android app, Clubhouse plans to make use of the funds to scale its expertise and infrastructure, provide quicker help to customers, enhance rating and discovery, and introduce a brand new Creator Grant Program to help creators on the platform. The brand new Creator Grant Program is very essential for Clubhouse’s longevity, as it’s going to present an incentive to new creators to hop onto the platform and in addition assist the platform make some cash within the course of. At the moment, Clubhouse is free for all customers and it isn’t supported by adverts.
Clubhouse’s announcement concerning its Android growth comes only a few weeks after Twitter started testing a brand new Clubhouse-like characteristic, known as Areas. Twitter’s alternative permits customers to create a “Area” for his or her followers and different customers on the platform to talk with different like-minded people. As of now, the characteristic is just accessible to a choose group of Twitter customers and the corporate hasn’t revealed any particulars a couple of wider rollout.