Clubhouse revealed a new logo along with announcing its formal exit from the beta stage recently.
Launched in May 2020, the Clubhouse app required a user to join only through invitation from another user. The invite-only system was in place for both iOS and Android users since its inception.
Now, with Clubhouse emerging from beta after 16 months, it has officially dropped the invite-only system, opening the platform for everyone. According to the founders, Clubhouse has seen phenomenal growth after the platform was made available for Android users. More than 10 million users have been added since May, as per the founders.
Clubhouse, an audio-only social media platform, allows users to host live discussions and create audio podcasts. Launched by Paul Davison and Rohan Seth, the audio-only platform is currently gathering its much-deserved attention.
In a blog post , Clubhouse founders wrote, “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 new 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.”
Apart from dropping the invite-only system, the audio-only platform unveiled a new logo, a new app icon, which will change monthly, and a new desktop website.
The new wordmark with the symbol of a waving hand beside it appears perfect for the social networking site. The landing page of the new desktop website sums up what the platform is about—an audio-only social media app.
From 300,000 audio rooms being created daily in May to 400,000 audio rooms daily in June, the social audio app is headed for a bright future. The success of the social audio app has prompted giants like Facebook and Spotify to launch their versions of “live audio rooms.”
Spotify, known for music and podcasts, has created ‘Greenroom.’ Greenroom will allow users and creators to record live chat sessions and turn them into podcasts. Facebook, on the other hand, has created ‘live Audio Rooms’ to host select podcasts.
“We know there will be many more ups and downs as we scale, and competition from the large networks will be fierce,” the founders wrote. But we believe the future is created by optimists—and we are excited to keep working to build a different kind of social network.”
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