As promised, Clubhouse launched worldwide on Android, opening the app to many more potential users. The company behind the app, Alpha Technologies, had promised to launch it this afternoon, and it now appears to be available in France and the UK.
The invitation-only application is designed as a “walk-in voice chat”, allowing users to create a “room” with moderators, speakers and listeners. When it launched in March 2020, Clubhouse had the field all to itself, but has since been joined by competing products like Twitter’s Spaces.
The clubhouse got a big boost after famous Elon Musk spoken on the site, but some questioned the app’s resilience in the face of additional competition. Android’s global availability will help, but Twitter Spaces, on the other hand, is open to anyone with over 600 followers and is built right into the main app. On top of that, Facebook is set to open a competing feature called “rooms” this summer. To learn more about Clubhouse and how it works, check out our explainer.
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