The live audio social network Clubhouse announced that it will launch the version of its app for Android devices this week, and it will be available to users around the world more than a week after opening its beta in the United States.
The social network reported that the Android app will be available on Tuesday in Brazil, Japan and Russia, on Friday in Nigeria and India, and for the rest of the week in the rest of the world until the process is complete on Friday in the afternoon. late.
The app had released a beta version for Android in early May, and on the 9th it released it for users in the United States, maintaining its structure of entry by invitation to maintain a “measured approach to growth”.
The company has also described the novelties for iOS of its last Town Hall meeting, where it decided to include a list of people who have made payments to a user, allow tagging people in the profile, and create a tool to find the people who the user has listened in a room in the last 10 days.
Additionally, in the release of the worldwide version of the app, Clubhouse is working on Android to include “feature parity” with the social network on iOS.
On the other hand, the platform had shared some novelties that will come to your service, like notices to inform when new people join the group, as well as improvements in the suggestions to follow other users and rooms, functions to report abuse and the option to identify who is speaking by double-clicking with two fingers.
How Clubhouse works
Clubhouse, developed by Paul Davidson and Rohan Seth, is simple and totally auditory. In rooms or bedrooms conversations can be generated on various topics, and When entering, it is possible to participate or be a single listener. Something like a kind of “social podcast” in real time.
The Clubhouse description notes: “It is a space for informal and direct audio conversations, with friends and other interesting people from all over the world”. It is possible to chat (with text) with people who are followed, and participate actively, or do it only as a listener.
In January of this year, the app had a lot of visibility when the billionaire businessman, CEO of the company Tesla, Elon musk made his debut on the voice social network, in an audio session with 5,000 people (the maximum number of users for a conversation). Appeared in The good show of time, an evening event where guests and co-hosts include, on various occasions, the company’s partners Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), Clubhouse’s main investor (which also invests in some startups Musk works with).
Alert for a fake version
In March of this year, cybersecurity experts identified a fake app from Club house that installed a malware (malicious software) able to steal login credentials from 450+ apps.
It was a version for Android and the malicious package was distributed from a website that looked like the legitimate Clubhouse portal, as they warned from the cybersecurity company Eset.