Clubhouse Confirms Deployment of Android Beta App
The Clubhouse recently started rolling out a beta version of its Android app to select users, the company confirmed.
Many Android users wait to install the Clubhouse app on their phones and join rooms to chat audio. But the audio-based social media app initially released its app for iOS users and left Android users in limbo. However, since Android users represent a large number of smartphone owners, Clubhouse cannot ignore them.
The Clubhouse did not announce the exact time of the official release of its Android app, but they did mention that it could happen “in the next few weeks”. Recently, some sources confirmed that Clubhouse’s Android app could be released in May.
Currently, some third-party developers have started releasing unstable versions of Clubhouse for Android users. But these versions are not supported by the mainstream company and there are concerns about their privacy. If you are an Android user, we recommend that you wait for the official release of the Clubhouse Android app.
Audio chat is becoming a trend among social media apps
The Clubhouse isn’t the only one offering audio chats and more and more rivals are joining the fight. First, Twitter started rolling out spaces for users with features similar to the Clubhouse. Of course, this happened after their request to buy Clubhouse was rejected. Twitter Spaces is currently available for Android and iOS users, and Twitter is constantly improving it.
Facebook and Instagram are other apps for bringing audio chat to their platforms. Audio rooms will be added to the Facebook and Instagram apps as a Clubhouse clone.
But Telegram is working hard to become a serious rival to Clubhouse. Telegram has been deployed Vocal chats 2.0, and he recently announced the coming of group video calls next month. Adding group video calls in addition to voice chats will be a big deal for Telegram, and it will help the platform outperform its rivals, especially WhatsApp.