Finally, the wait is over for Android users. Now, the Clubhouse app is available for all Android users worldwide. But it is an invite-only audio platform. You can’t sign in without a prior invitation. The Clubhouse is a live audio chat social media platform that got popularity instantly after its launch. Earlier, it was only available for iOS users. Android
How Can You Join Clubhouse?
The Clubhouse is now available for Android users. The app is still invite-based so you will have to join the waitlist or get an invite from existing users.
Now, Android users can officially download the “drop-in audio chat” app from Google Play Store. Clubhouse revealed this information through its Twitter handle yesterday.
You may find plenty of apps with the name clubhouse on Google Play Store. So, no need to get confused. The genuine app of Clubhouse has two major identities on Play Store. First, you will find the app in the first position while you are searching it on Play Store. Second, the app is owned by Alpha Exploration Co. So, check the company name also to avoid any further confusion.
Since it is an invite-only app, so you can’t log in without the invitation from the earlier clubhouse account holder. But, Clubhouse allows you to reserve the username without the invitation.
To register your username with Clubhouse, you should provide your mobile number, full name, and country details. Then, you can write a username of your choice. If the username is available, it will reserve that username for you.
Once you reserve the username with Clubhouse, you are automatically listed in the waiting list of Clubhouse to get the sign-in opportunity in the future. In the case of the waiting list, you are not sure when you will get the chance to use Clubhouse. So, it is better to request existing Clubhouse members to provide you with the invitation to join the audio-based social media platform.
Once you are in, you can select the topics of your interest like tech, politics, music, business, books, etc. The Clubhouse also allows you to follow people and see which audio rooms they are interested in.
You can also create your audio rooms to start a discussion on any topic. You can ask your friends to join your room to make the interaction more worthy. Any time, you can leave the audio room.
Clubhouse Effects on other Social Media Platforms
The Clubhouse has brought a revolution in social media platforms. Twitter has already started its version of Clubhouse named Spaces. Facebook has also announced audio-based products recently. Very soon, Facebook is also bringing audio room features for its Facebook and Messenger users. Twitter even tried to acquire Clubhouse but the discussion failed in the early stages.
Initially, Clubhouse saw a surge in its downloads, but its popularity has gone down in March, as per Sensor Tower data. Still, Clubhouse saw 16.4 million downloads in April month. That is huge because it was only available for iOS users.
Clubhouse got immense popularity when Tesla CEO Elon Musk came in support of this app on Twitter. Not only support, but he also conducted a live session on Clubhouse with other business giants.
Mark Zuckerberg, the Founder, and CEO of Facebook, also joined the Clubhouse platform. But his intention was different. He wanted to see how it works. And, as expected, within one week of joining the Clubhouse platform, media portals reported that Facebook has secretly started working on the Clubhouse-like platform.
Initially, Facebook denied it, but recently, the social media giant officially announced those audio-based products.