Popular drop-in voice-chat app Clubhouse, which secured a second round of funding in January and said it would use it to be available on Android, has finally started beta testing its Android app, the company announced in a blog post.
‘’Android is not yet live, but we started rolling a rough beta version out to a handful of friendly testers,’’ said the company in its release notes where it also introduced new updates for the iOS app. ‘’We cannot wait to welcome more Android users to Clubhouse over the coming weeks.’’
The app has attracted a great deal of attention very quickly largely thanks to Elon Musk and Robinhood CEO’s chat on the platform and the growing number of people discovering more apps to stay occupied during the pandemic. It has been downloaded over 15.3 million times in so far in 2021.
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In fact, the app has captured the attention of not only mobile users, but also social media giants such as Twitter which held talks to acquire it for around $4 billion. While the talks ended because of unknown reasons, Twitter rolled out its own Clubhouse-like feature dubbed Spaces and is now building a new feature named Tip Jar to monetize it, as the tech giant is exploring new monetization features to compensate for the drop in its ad sales.
And Twitter is not the only company that has launched & been working on its own Clubhouse-alternative. Facebook introduced Live Audio Rooms, Telegram launched Broadcast Groups, Discord launched Stage Channels and Reddit announced Reddit Talk.