Voice social community Clubhouse stated on Sunday it’ll broaden its Android app worldwide in every week, days after launching a beta version of its service on Google-owned mobile operating system for customers within the U.S.
The startup — backed by A16z, Tiger World and DST World and valued at about $4 billion — stated it’ll roll out the Android app to Japan, Brazil, and Russia on Tuesday; Nigeria and India three days later, and remainder of the world by Friday afternoon.
Clubhouse initially launched as an iPhone-only app final 12 months. The app shortly gained recognition final 12 months, attracting a number of high-profile celebrities, politicians, traders and entrepreneurs.
The startup started growing the Android app early this year and began to test the beta version externally this month. In a city corridor earlier this month, the startup stated availability on Android has been probably the most requested product function.
Clubhouse’s international rollout on Android comes at a time when scores of expertise agency together with Facebook, Twitter, Discord, Spotify, Reddit and Microsoft’s LinkedIn, have both launched their comparable choices — or introduced plans to take action.
Twitter’s clone of Clubhouse, known as Areas, has emerged as one of many largest opponents.
In the meantime, Clubhouse has struggled to take care of its development tempo in latest months — primarily based on obtain determine estimates by a number of cell perception companies. The Android app may doubtlessly assist the startup courtroom extra customers.
The startup continues to take care of an invite system for onboarding new customers, saying that that is a part of its effort to “preserve the expansion measured.”
The Android app of Clubhouse at the moment lacks quite a few options. On the time of launch final week, customers couldn’t comply with a subject, create or handle a membership, hyperlink their social profiles, make funds, or change their profile title of consumer title. The startup stated it’s working to deliver iOS options to the Android app.