The newest must-have app is Clubhouse. It is a social networking app that allows you to join and host audio conversations with other people. Previously, this social networking app was only available for iPhone users. The company started its testing a few weeks back and now it is available for Android users as well.
Before going into depth, it is important to know some basic details about Clubhouse. So, let’s begin!
What is “ Clubhouse”?
Clubhouse (social networking app) launched for the first time in April 2020 only for iOS users. This app is generally seen as a “new type of network based on voice”. Recently, the social networking app has blown up when Tesla CEO Elon Musk appeared on the app. He joined the Good Time show to discuss memes, Mars and becoming a multi-planet species.
As you know that this app only uses voice not your camera, therefore you do not need to worry about “what you are wearing, your eye contact, or where are are”. The app can be operated while doing your work, no matter whether you are commuting or folding laundry. It is because you do not need to type or hit send, all your inflection, intonation, and emotion are conveyed easily through your voice.
As per the New York Times, the Clubhouse had over 600,000 users, as of December 2020. As it is just an invite-only app, so you can’t download it from Apple’s App Store.
Clubhouse App Launched Globally, Still Runs on Invite-Only System
As we have read above that Clubhouse is an invite-only social networking app which allows users to share audio posts, updates, and hold audio-only conversations. Initially, it was only launched for iOS and now the company introduced and released the app on Google Play Store. The app is compatible with devices having Android 8.0 or later.
However, the Clubhouse still functions on its invite-only system. Thus, if you are willing to join this app, then you are required to be invited by an existing Clubhouse member. Once you are invited, you will be able to choose topics of your interest like books, technology, business, etc. Also, you can follow people and have a look at the rooms in which they are participating. The app suggests rooms and users join or follow depending on their interests. They are free to exit rooms whenever they want. Downloading the social networking app from the iOS play store or Google Playstore will not be enough.
The Clubhouse Software Inc. took Twitter to let the people know about the launch of Clubhouse for Android users. Here is the Tweet:
This system has worked for Clubhouse since its launch, however, it might not be as good a system as previous in today’s world. After being late to launch the Android version of the app, the company finally released the app for Android users as well in May 2020.
As a result, almost every social media platforms have a social audio space. For instance, Twitter already introduced its Twitter Spaces, whereas Facebook is planning to roll out several features related to social media audio spaces.
Hence, there is a slight drop in the total number of Clubhouse downloads in the last few months. The Sensor Tower report says that Clubhouse shows a slight drop in downloads in March but it still gets over 16 million downloads and installs last month. Now with the launch of the Android version, it is expected that the app will register a huge increase in its downloads and users. However, the invite-only system might be troublesome.