Clubhouse is no longer invite-only as the app is going out of beta and removing the invite-only signup system, the company announced on Wednesday. It comes with a new logo and a new app icon for the month — Justin “Meezy” Williams, rapper 21 Savage’s manager.
The Verge reports that there are currently `10 million people on the waitlist, who’ll be slowly added over time. However, if you’re going to sign-up now, there’s no holding.
Amidst increasing competition, Clubhouse has brought some major improvements to the platform starting with bringing the app to Android users as well. While Clubhouse worked behind an invite-only gate, rivals such as Twitter Spaces, Facebook Live Audio Rooms and Spotify Greenroom were open to all.
No more waiting for an invite
Previously, in order to sign up for the platform, users had to get an invite from people already on Clubhouse. New users can now sign right up, thanks to the platform coming out of beta.
“We’re thrilled to share that Clubhouse is now out of beta, open to everyone, and ready to begin its next chapter. This means we have removed our waitlist system so that anyone can join. If you have a club, you can post your link far and wide. If you are a creator with an audience, you can bring them all on. If you’re hosting a public event, anyone can attend”, said Clubhouse owners Paul and Rohan in a blog post.
The change comes only a week after Clubhouse launched Backdoor, their DM equivalent. They went on to add that over 90 million messages were sent during the first week only. The entire userbase also jumped by 10 million since the Android version of the app was launched.
They’ll also be releasing “big updates” in the next two weeks and have updated their logo alongside a redesigned website. The current update has been rolled out for Android and iOS.
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