Clubhouse Is Officially Open to the Public

The audio-streaming platform has ditched its invite-only model.

Tech
3,342 Hypes 4 Comments

More than a year after its initial launch, Clubhouse has officially moved out of its beta phase, ditching its signature invite-only model for a more inviting structure that now allows any user to join a public livestream, follow Clubhouse links and hop into a creator’s community at any time.

Those currently on the waitlist will be added to the platform in the coming weeks, while new users will be able to automatically join beginning Wednesday morning.

“The invite system has been an important part of our early history,” Clubhouse founders Paul Davison and Rohan Seth said in a blog post. “But we’ve always wanted Clubhouse to be open. Everyone in the world should have access to meaningful conversations. And the best rooms on Clubhouse are the ones where you meet people from far outside your social circle, with very different views and lived experiences, who change your perspective on the world.”

Since January, the platform has experienced exponential growth — its number of daily rooms has increased from 50,000 to 500,000 over the course of six months, according to the post. And after launching on Android in mid-May, Clubhouse has added 10 million new users to its community.

“We suspect there will be many more ups and downs as we scale, and competition from the large networks will be fierce,” wrote Davison and Seth. “But we believe the future is created by optimists, and we’re excited to build something new on the Internet — a place based on human connection and lively conversations, where you always feel welcome and free to be yourself.”

Earlier this month, Clubhouse introduced the Backchannel messaging feature, which allows users to connect within the app without any third-party extension or other social media platforms through one-on-one or group chats via direct messages.

In another tech update, Instagram debuted a new feature that allows users to easily translate Stories into over 90 languages.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Clubhouse Officially Launches for Android Users
Tech

Clubhouse Officially Launches for Android Users

Now rolling out in beta.

Clubhouse to Enable New Payment Methods for Creators
Tech

Clubhouse to Enable New Payment Methods for Creators

The app confirms it won’t be taking any cuts.

SoundCloud Will Spotlight Rising Artists in New Weekly Clubhouse Series
Music

SoundCloud Will Spotlight Rising Artists in New Weekly Clubhouse Series

Led by former MTV host Jasmine Solano.


Clubhouse To Make Android Debut in a "Couple of Months"
Tech

Clubhouse To Make Android Debut in a "Couple of Months"

Expected to arrive late Spring or Summer 2021.

Barbara Kruger Goes Big for Bold Messaging In Chicago's Urban Environment
Art

Barbara Kruger Goes Big for Bold Messaging In Chicago's Urban Environment

In partnership with Art on theMART.

Here's an On-Foot View of the adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 "MX Rock"
Footwear

Here's an On-Foot View of the adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 "MX Rock"

These marbled upper kicks are expected to arrive in September.

Concerns for Mechanical Doping Resurface After Tour de France
Sports

Concerns for Mechanical Doping Resurface After Tour de France

The “strange noises” could be a bike version of F1’s energy recuperator system.

ICECREAM Links Up With Rolling Loud For Exclusive Capsule Ahead of Its Miami Festival
Fashion

ICECREAM Links Up With Rolling Loud For Exclusive Capsule Ahead of Its Miami Festival

Featuring co-branded tees, rolling papers and an iridescent grinder.

Nike ACG Debuts the Air Nasu 2 in Three Rugged Colorways
Footwear

Nike ACG Debuts the Air Nasu 2 in Three Rugged Colorways

“Smoky Mauve,” “Grey Fog” and “Black/Anthracite.”


Directors Unveil Four New Films to Celebrate Skateboarding At the Olympics
Art

Directors Unveil Four New Films to Celebrate Skateboarding At the Olympics

Dubbed ‘We Change the Game When We Find Each Other.’

Tyler, The Creator and Converse Reveal Comedic "The Really Cool Converse Club" Spot
Footwear

Tyler, The Creator and Converse Reveal Comedic "The Really Cool Converse Club" Spot

Featuring appearances from Tim Meadows, Josh Johnson, Henry Rollins, Vince Staples, Bill Walton, and more.

Pop Smoke's 'Faith' Deluxe Edition Arrives With Four New Tracks
Music

Pop Smoke's 'Faith' Deluxe Edition Arrives With Four New Tracks

On what would have been the late rapper’s 22nd birthday.

You Can Now Translate Instagram Stories Into 90+ Languages
Tech

You Can Now Translate Instagram Stories Into 90+ Languages

Aimed at better connecting global audiences.

What the Deuce? The Nike LeBron 18 Low Appears in a "Stewie Griffin" Colorway
Footwear

What the Deuce? The Nike LeBron 18 Low Appears in a "Stewie Griffin" Colorway

Inspired by a rare LeBron 6 sample.


More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.