New audio-only chat app Clubhouse has blown up in popularity, but like any popular club, you need an invite to get off the waitlist. And unfortunately for Android phone owners, you’ll have to keep waiting a couple of months longer no matter who you know.
In its weekly Townhall event on Sunday, Davison confirmed that it’s going to take “a couple months” before the company will launch on Google’s popular mobile operating system. When asked for a specific release date, Davison estimated that it would be available sometime closer to late spring or early summer.
The latest update arrives two months after Clubhouse hired Android software developer Mopewa Ogundip, and just a month since the audio-based app officially reached more than 10 million weekly active users.
For all the Android users patiently waiting out there – @joinClubhouse Android build is currently being tested by the app team! #Clubhouse https://t.co/aD52V8V5N8
— Nicole Mezzasalma (@Nica) April 11, 2021
Hours before its Townhall meeting Sunday, Clubhouse found itself at the center of an alleged data leak, with Cyber News reporting that an SQL database containing 1.3 million Clubhouse users’ IDs, names, and social media handles was posted to an online hacker forum.
The upstart social media company denied the report in a tweet Saturday night. “This is misleading and false, wrote Clubhouse from its official Twitter account. “Clubhouse has not been breached or hacked. The data referred to is all public profile information from our app, which anyone can access via the app or our API.
This is misleading and false. Clubhouse has not been breached or hacked. The data referred to is all public profile information from our app, which anyone can access via the app or our API. https://t.co/I1OfPyc0Bo
— Clubhouse (@joinClubhouse) April 11, 2021
Since cementing its status as one of the hottest social media apps of 2020, Clubhouse has continued its momentum in the new year, securing a funding round from venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz in January. According to Axios, the firm invested approximately $100 million and gave Clubhouse a $1 billion valuation
Android users really aren’t missing anything.