Clubhouse launches Android beta after year on iOS

Beta is rolling out to Android users in the US now.

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Clubhouse launched on iOS in March 2020.

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Clubhouse, the invite-only audio chat app, is now available for Android devices after more than a year on iOS. The company said Sunday the beta would begin rolling out immediately in the US, followed by other English-speaking countries and eventually the rest of the world.

"Our plan over the next few weeks is to collect feedback from the community, fix any issues we see and work to add a few final features like payments and club creation before rolling it out more broadly," the company said in a blog post Sunday.

Launched in March 2020, Clubhouse was developed by Davison and Rohan Seth. The app houses virtual rooms where you can listen in or speak on specific topics and conversations.

The app, which has proved popular as the pandemic kept many people from seeing friends and family, has already spawned a host of competitors. Twitter has been testing an audio chat product known as Spaces, while Reddit has said it's also planning to launch a new audio chat feature, called Reddit Talk

But you may have to wait awhile before you can jump into one of the chats; the company plans to maintain the invite and waitlist system to keep things from growing out of hand.

Read more: Clubhouse: What you want to know about the invite-only audio app

Clubhouse said in January it would "begin work on our Android app soon." The social network then hired an Android software developer at the end of February, according to CNBC.