Clubhouse drops invite requirement and reveals new branding

Audio-based social network Clubhouse has announced its platform is now available to the public, ending its beta stage. Previously, users had to be invited to use the audio-based platform.

The announcement comes two months after Twitter made Spaces available to the public, which is Twitter’s audio-only feature.

Included in the announcement by Clubhouse was the reveal of its new brand logo.

Clubhouse’s new logo

Clubhouse’s old logo

In a blog post about the announcement, co-founders Paul Davison, Rohan Seth and the Clubhouse team said: “We know there will be many more ups and downs as we scale, and competition from the large networks will be fierce. But we believe the future is created by optimists — and we’re excited to keep working to build a different kind of social network. Our plan as always will be to stay heads down on product and focused on the community, making Clubhouse steadily better for them each day.”

Clubhouse’s Android interface

According to Clubhouse, since January this year, daily rooms on the platform have grown from 50,000 to 500,000.

When Clubhouse launched in beta last year, it was only available on iOS. In May this year, Clubhouse was made available to Australian Android users, although it remained invite-only. Opening it up to Android users has added ten million users to Clubhouse’s user base.

Last week, Clubhouse launched Backchannel, its new messaging system.

Clubhouse works by inviting users to “rooms” where they can listen to people talking.


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