New voice-only chat app Clubhouse has exploded in popularity, but like any popular club, you need an invitation to get off the waiting list. And unfortunately Android phone Owners, they have had to wait outside when millions of iPhone users disconnect.
The clubhouse, which is only accessible on iOS (so far), took a big start when celebrities like Oprah, Elon Musk and Tiffany Haddish flocked to their voice chat rooms where users could ask them questions directly. The app also allows users to monitor their own conversations and invite other members to interviews.
Android users have been waiting their turn for a long time, and patience will hopefully be rewarded soon. At this point, you can expect Clubhouse for Android to arrive.
When will Clubhouse come to Android?
We learned On May 4, the developers of the Clubhouse had launched a ‘rough beta’ of the Android app and distributed the version only to a ‘handful of friendly testers’.
According to the freshman blog post, parent company Notion plans to “welcome more Android users to the clubhouse in the coming weeks”. So it’s possible that the open beta will arrive in early summer after the end of this initial beta.
As for the last Android release date, we don’t have a hard date. But based on the timeline of the app’s progress, we can make a reasonable estimate.
In January 2021 blogs, The Clubhouse announced the launch of our Android app soon. Then CNBC reported in late February that the Clubhouse had hired Android developer Mopewa Ogundipe – who has tweeted that he was there ‘bringing the party to Android’ – to launch the process.
A month later, Clubhouse founder Paul Davison said at a Townhall meeting in March that the team worked ‘really hard’ on the Android app, but it will take ‘a couple of months’ to arrive (via TechCrunch)
It gave us the EEA at the end of May or later. Since the app only entered a rough beta phase in early May, this estimate could be optimistic. Midsummer (June or July 2021) seems more likely at this point. When we have a tighter release date, we will refresh this page.
One important thing: The Google Play store has a number of fake clubhouse apps as well as Android malware masked when the Clubhouse invites tours. Until Clubhouse officially announces its Android port, area use any of these fakes or tap suspicious links. They are not workarounds; they are traps.
Clubhouse Android Options
It’s fair to say that Android users don’t want to wait until July (or buy iPhone 12) to get to the clubhouse. But if you just want voice chat rooms with friends or famous people, other popular Android apps have started adding a feature.
Twitter status is the first of these. It allows Twitter users to create voice chats and invite followers to discuss various topics. Starting in early May, any Twitter user with more than 600 followers will be able to create their own voice center room for followers, including the ability to charge people for joining. However, Spaces lacks Clubhouse features such as co-service and scheduling.
Your other Android option is Discord, which launched its new live sound room on March 31st. Discord allows anyone and everyone to speak in a voice chat, but now community servers can create stage channels where only certain members are allowed to speak and everyone else is listening by default.
For future competitors, Facebook will build a Clubhouse competitor New York times; TechCrunch confirmed that LinkedIn will build a tool for the voice network; and Spotify acquired a dressing room for a sports sound app to reuse its technology and allow musicians and podcasters to connect with audiences in real time.
We don’t know when these new Clubhouse competitors will arrive, but they could offer Android users exciting options for chatting with well-known people or guests who share their hobbies.