The audio-based social media startup Clubhouse said on Sunday it has doubled its subscriber base to more than two million new users on the Alphabet Inc-owned GOOGL GOOG Android mobile operating system, weeks after expanding the services to users outside the iOS ecosystem.
What Happened: The San Francisco-based startup that lets participants host or listen to live conference-call-style conversations started rolling out the services to Android users from May 9 after being an iPhone-only service for nearly a year.
✨ Town Hall Highlights 5/30 ✨— Clubhouse (@Clubhouse) May 30, 2021
💚 Getting closer to feature parity for our 2m+ Android users every day
🌐 Heading for general release sometime this summer! That means the next few updates will be about discovery, notifications, and less visible but very crucial improvements
Why It Matters: The buzzy app has stirred rival social media companies such as Facebook Inc FB, Microsoft Corp-owned MSFT LinkedIn, Twitter Inc TWTR in rushing to build their own versions of audio social media apps.
The startup, barely a year old, shot to prominence after securing endorsements and appearances earlier this year from celebrities such as Tesla Inc TSLA CEO Elon Musk and Facebook's Mark Zuckerburg.
Clubhouse surpassed the 10 million subscriber mark for iOS in February, according to data from SensorTower, an app-data research firm.
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