According to the company’s announcement, Clubhouse has reached over 2 million active users on Android.
To examine how incredible this is, notice that the official release of Clubhouse Android app happened just weeks ago. Reaching this number of Android users in such a short period of time shows that the Clubhouse has been able to meet the needs of its users very well.
The company had a town hall in its app yesterday, and they announced future updates are on the way to improve app functionality. Of course, the iOS app is still leading, and the Android app needs a few months to take it over. The coming updates will focus on discovery and notifications. Also, other minor improvements are on the way.
Clubhouse removes the invitation-only sign-up
Currently, you need an invitation from a friend to sign-up in Clubhouse. With the growth of users and the expansion of infrastructure, using invitation-only method is no longer practical. Also, it hinders app development.
If you do not have a friend to receive the Clubhouse invitation from, do not worry. Clubhouse registration is open to the public this summer. This means everyone can easily register in the app without an invitation.
The invitation-only method may be a good strategy for stocking interests at a service and instilling the FOMO (Fear of missing out) as a marketing strategy. But this can not be continued forever, and the app should welcome all users by open signing up.
Clubhouse position as a leading audio chat app is in danger
When you are a successful and innovative service that can attract more than 2 million users in just a few weeks, you can not expect Big Tech to forget you. Currently, many companies are working on their Clubhouse competitors. However, some of them, like Telegram and Twitter, have successfully launched their own features and constantly improve them.
Facebook, Microsoft, Spotify, and even Reddit are on the way to develop a similar service to Clubhouse. The future of audio chat apps is quite interesting.
Of course, this rapid growth has also created risks for the Clubhouse and its user data. It was in April that some sources reported that hackers have access to the 1.3 Million clubhouse users personal data.