Clubhouse, an audio chat application having virtual rooms where people can enter to listen or to participate in a conversation on a particular topic which started as iOS exclusive, is now going wide. The developers have announced today that the application is no longer invite-only and finally it is out of beta meaning from now users have no need to be invited by someone else who has access to it.
Clubhouse wrote in the blog post annoucing this new feautre as “Opening Day” that:
“Twelve never-boring months later, we’re thrilled to share that Clubhouse is now out of beta, open to everyone, and ready to begin its next chapter. This means we have removed our waitlist system so that anyone can join. If you have a club, you can post your link far and wide. If you are a creator with an audience, you can bring them all on.”
However, according to a report from The Verge, around 10 million people are on the waitlist to join Clubhouse and those users will not be added to the application over time and not at once.
“Clubhouse is going wide. Co-founders Paul Davison and Rohan Seth announced today that the app is no longer invite-only. Around 10 million people are currently on the waitlist, a spokesperson confirms, and they’ll slowly be added to the app over time. (Essentially, millions of users won’t be added today, but seemingly, if you attempt to sign up anew, you’ll be able to do so.)”
Along with this, the company is also disclosing a real logo, a slightly altered version of the waving emoji that the company is using already. It is also launching a new featured icon from the Atlanta music scene to ring in the changes and users can also add a national flag to their bio for a celebration of the Olympics.
The world after the pandemic is now opening slowly and with it, Clubhouse is also changing itself. According to the comaony they have “added 10M people to the community since we launched Android in mid-May, and seen 90M DMs sent since the launch of Backchannel last week.”