Clubhouse on Sunday announced that it will begin rolling out its beta version for Android.
Why it matters: Downloads for the app have plummeted as the pandemic begins to regress. Expanding the app to the second-largest operating system in the U.S. — and the largest globally — will help Clubhouse grow its audience.
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Details: Until now, the app was only available via invitation to Apple iOS users. Starting Sunday, the app will be available to Android users in the U.S.
The Android version will roll out to English-speaking markets in the days and weeks ahead, followed by other countries globally.
Clubhouse will be continuing its invitation-only system for Android to help it roll-out product updates smoothly to a smaller group of people.
But Clubhouse is facing competition from new apps and tech companies like Twitter and Facebook that are building competitive products.
Clubhouse recently raised a new funding round valuing the app at $4 billion.
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