Launched on iOS alone more than a year ago, the invite-only social media app somehow managed to garner more than 8 million downloads by the end of February 2021 after proving incredibly successful since the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Enter the official Android app, was only released in beta last week and presumably almost ready for the first time in several key markets. Japan, Brazil and Russia are apparently the first to hope for a stable version of their regional Play Stores on Tuesday, May 18th. Next are Nigeria and India three days later and the rest of the world on a Friday afternoon.
It may sound like a pretty aggressive deployment schedule to what is ultimately a startup attempt set up less than two years ago, but before you’re too excited to join this surprising phenomenon and see what a fuss it’s like on your own Android device, you have to keep in mind that invitations don’t not anywhere, at least in the near future.
So, yeah, you still need someone from the inside to really become one of the cool kids and listen to all sorts of interesting people (presumably, or what’s the point of that?) Host conversations.
If you need a quick explanation of why you should take care of the platform, this article here provides answers to many frequently asked questions about the clubhouse. Once again, the list of features may seem a little light on Android compared to iOS for at least a little longer.