The days of Clubhouse as an iOS-only app are coming to a close. According to multiple sources, a Clubhouse Android app is next on the social platform’s to-do list. Though the invite-only app is still in its infancy, it’s already reached 8.1 million global downloads according to App Annie, and will only continue to grow. Much like TikTok transformed short-form video during the pandemic, Clubhouse is leading the new wave of social audio apps.
“Appearances from well-known figures in February, such as Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, have helped the app to now exceed 2.6 million downloads in the US alone,” they added. “The popularity of Clubhouse has led to a larger trend with competitive social audio apps popping up all over the world.”
We already know Facebook is reportedly working on its own audio feature and nearly every major platform duplicated TikTok’s video strategy. Should Clubhouse want to continue its trajectory, extending an invite to Android users is the logical next step.
So how do we have proof that this is actually in the works? Software developer Mopewa Ogundipe recently joined the Clubhouse team and made her intentions clear with a tweet.
~some personal news~ (are we still doing that 👀)
Today was my first day at @joinClubhouse
If you know me, you probably know I have *opinions* about iOS only apps 😆 so I’m v. excited to be joining the team to bring the party to Android ✨
— Mopewa (@mopewa_o) February 23, 2021
“If you know me, you probably know I have opinions about iOS only apps so I’m v. excited to be joining the team to bring the party to Android,” she wrote.
Let’s hope Clubhouse’s growing team will also develop stronger protections against data leaks too.
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