The Clubhouse app has left beta, and it no longer makes use of waitlists and invites for users to access it.
In a blog post, the Clubhouse team said, “The invite system has been an important part of our early history. By adding people in waves, welcoming new faces each week in our Wednesday Orientations, and talking with the community each Sunday in Town Hall, we’ve been able to grow Clubhouse in a measured way... But we’ve always wanted Clubhouse to be open. Everyone in the world should have access to meaningful conversations.”
The social app’s out-of-beta status applies to both iOS and Android,. The team says that “big new updates” will be shipped every one or two weeks.
The beta for Clubhouse, which is described as a “space for casual, drop-in audio conversations”, originally launched on iOS in May 2020, before rolling out an Android beta in May. The blog post said that 10 million users joined the app since the Android launch.
The app was notably used by Elon Musk and Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev for a chat earlier in the year. The conversation drew in an audience that hit the app’s room limit of 5,000 people, causing other users to use overflow rooms to listen to it.