Clubhouse recently said that the Android version of the app was on the way and that it should hit Google Play within “a couple of months”. Paul Davison, the co-founder of the app, confirmed the statement and said that his development team was hard at work at making the invite-only social audio app available to the Android masses.
To be fair, no specific date was given, but based on Davison’s statement, it wouldn’t be a stretch to assume that it is likely to be sometime within the year. On a related note, Davison also spoke on the possibility of dropping the app’s “invite-only” status within the coming months, stating that his desire is to open up the app to everyone, including the “many incredible creators” that are not currently on the app. And have an audience following them on other apps.
For the uninitiated, Clubhouse first came on to the scene back in April 2020. The app is currently only available on iOS and offers an online invite-only, voice-only chat space where up to 5000 guests can enter a chat room to discuss a variety of topics within different rooms. Some of which highlight highly prominent speakers, one such celebrity being Elon Musk.
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The app’s absence in the Android ecosystem has, sadly, also attracted many unscrupulous characters to create fake versions of the Clubhouse app, tricking users into downloading it and infecting their device with malware. One such malware is BlackRock, which is designed to steal users’ login credential; to date, the malware is said to have stolen date from more than 450 services, including Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon.