Audio social media startup Clubhouse said on Sunday it had doubled its subscriber base to more than two million new users on the Alphabet Incdetained (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG) Android mobile operating system, weeks after expanding services to users outside of the iOS ecosystem.
What happened: The San Francisco-based startup, which allows attendees to host or listen to live conference call-type conversations, began rolling out services to Android users from May 9 after being a service for people only. iPhone for almost a year.
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✨ City Hall Highlights 5/30 ✨
💚 Get closer to feature parity for our 2 million Android users every day
🌐 On the way to the general release this summer! This means that the next updates will be about discovery, notifications and less visible but very crucial improvements.
– Clubhouse (@Clubhouse) May 30, 2021
Why is this important: The buzzing app has stirred up rival social media companies such as Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB), Owned by Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ: MSFT) LinkedIn, Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) rushing to create their own versions of social media audio apps.
The startup, barely a year old, rose to prominence after securing endorsements and appearances earlier this year from celebrities such as Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerburg of Facebook.
See also: Clubhouse says it gets $ 4 billion valuation in latest funding as rivals move closer
Clubhouse surpassed the 10 million subscribers mark for iOS in February, according to data from SensorTower, an app data research company.
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