22 July 2021
Update: May 17, 2021
After the successful release of the beta app on Android in the US, Clubhouse makers have now announced that the app is all set to roll out to Android users worldwide by Friday afternoon, May 21.
Android rollout continues!— Clubhouse (@Clubhouse) May 16, 2021
🇯🇵🇧🇷 🇷🇺 Japan, Brazil & Russia coming Tuesday
🇳🇬🇮🇳 Nigeria & India on Friday AM
🌐 Rest of world throughout the week, and available worldwide by Friday afternoon
In a Twitter post, Clubhouse said that the app will start to roll out to Japan, Brazil, and Russia this coming Tuesday, followed by the release in Nigeria and India on Friday morning. Also, the rest of the world will be able to install the app on their Android devices by Friday afternoon, May 21.
Clubhouse began the first wave of the launch of Android app rollout in the US last week. It launched the app in New Zealand, Canada, Australia, and the UK.
Original Post (May 10, 2021)
After a long wait stretching for over a year, the Clubhouse application is finally available for Android. This is a beta release for the app as it was announced just last week. The company is committed to expanding at a gradual pace and does not want to hurry up things as it could result in issues that can be avoided.
It should be noted that the Clubhouse Android beta is currently limited to users in the United States. The team says it would be expanding the testing to more countries in the coming days or weeks. The roadmap including starting with beta in the US, then moving to other English-speaking countries, and then to the rest of the world. It is looking to gather feedback and implement new features as the days and weeks pass by. However, other users can choose to visit the app listing on the Play Store and pre-register for the app.
Clubhouse has been an invite-only app since its early days on iOS and the team is continuing with this approach on Android as well. It means even if you are in the US, you will need to have an invite to be able to use the app. The invite can be received either by joining the official waitlist or through any of your friends who are already using Clubhouse.
The official blog post says,
"As a part of the effort to keep the growth measured, we will be continuing the waitlist and invite system, ensuring that each new community member can bring along a few close friends. As we head into the summer and continue to scale out the backend, we plan to begin opening up even further, welcoming millions more people in from the iOS waitlist, expanding language support, and adding more accessibility features, so that people worldwide can experience Clubhouse in a way that feels native to them."
For the uninitiated, Clubhouse is a social network app where users can interact with each other only through voice. They can create audio rooms that can be joined by others. The room host has the authority to choose who else can be a speaker. It means only those users who have a "speaker" label will be able to speak and others can only listen. This is done to ensure that there is no chaos and people can have meaningful conversations.
- Clubhouse | Android | Google Play Store, Free