Clubhouse is now open to everyone on iOS and Android, the developer announced. The audio-only app has been an invite-only platform since its beta launch last year. Initially, it was only available on iOS, but beta testing on Android began in May of this year. Now developer Alpha Exploration has announced that Clubhouse is no longer in beta and will not require an invite to join. The company also has a new logo and a new website.
Clubhouse was released in April of last year as an iOS app, by invitation only, in beta. It started to gain momentum and many users joined over the following months to the point that celebrities got involved. Earlier this year, billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk appeared on the app, after which it exploded. Other platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Reddit and Telegram, others have started working on their own versions of a Clubhouse-like social audio platform. Now Clubhouse is finally leaving the beta and opening its doors to anyone who wants to join on both Android and iOS.
The waitlist system has been removed so those with a club can post their link to everyone. Likewise, creators can get their audience to join Clubhouse. The new version of the app is available for Android and iOS and the developers say they will release new updates every 1-2 weeks. The company also created a new logo and website.
The team also shared some stats for Clubhouse indicating that the number of rooms per day has now dropped from 50,000 to half a million. Since the launch of the beta for Android, 10 million users have joined the community and 90 million direct messages have been sent since Backchannel – the direct messaging feature – was added to Clubhouse last week.
Recently, Clubhouse partnered with TED to bring TED Talks into the app. The first show was titled “Thank Your A ** Off”, and hosted by AJ Jacobs, author and TED speaker.