Clubhouse, the well-known audio room platform, today delivers on its promise to be available to everyone this summer without an invitation, eliminating the waiting list almost a year after its launch.
The waiting list has been the strategy that the platform has used to allow its growth in a staggered manner through “waves” of users, although as of today, all those who are not yet part of it, can already enter and create their user accounts through the mobile application available for Android and iOS.
According to the platform itself:
By adding people in waves, welcoming new faces each week at our Wednesday orientations, and speaking to the community every Sunday at City Hall, we’ve been able to grow the Clubhouse in a measured way and (mostly) keep things from break apart as we’ve climbed
The expected milestone of the platform
This milestone also comes a week after the launch of the Direct Messages function, called Blackchannel, which complements its main features and avoids depending on third-party platforms, such as Twitter, one of the main rivals.
For Clubhouse, since the launch of BlackChannel, a total of 90 million direct messages have been sent. But this milestone is also accompanied by the arrival of a new logo as well as the redesign of the website.
The first year marked by growth
In addition, they report in this way the evolution that the platform has had over time:
It’s been a roller coaster ride for the first half of the year and we came out a lot bigger than we were in January. Our team has gone from 8 people to 58. The number of daily rooms has gone from 50,000 to half a million. We’ve added 10 million people to the community since we launched Android in mid-May
It is interesting to take this into account in relation to the rise of competitors, especially on the part of the main social networks, which have developed capabilities similar to that offered by Clubhouse in record time.
From Clubhouse they promise updates to their app every two weeks. We can understand that we will find interesting news on a regular basis, which we will see as they arrive on the scene.