Clubhouse no longer requires an invite, ditching the exclusive 'club' identity it was founded on
- Clubhouse no longer requires an invite.
- New users will be gradually added to the app from the waitlist, which served as a technical fix for the app's beta.
- The opening follows a slide in user downloads and an android rollout earlier this year.
Clubhouse is opening up membership to new users without needing an invite to join.
The audio-first social app hosts a variety of live, user-led conversations in virtual chat rooms. The app was originally only open to people who received an invitation from a Clubhouse member, an integral part of its early identity in the social media space as an exclusive freeform conversation space where users could log on to chat and listen to everyone from Oprah Winfrey to Mark Zuckerberg.
There are around 10 million new users on the waitlist, and they will gradually be added to the app overtime, The Verge reported on Wednesday.
The company's exclusive, invite-only waitlist system was devised as a technical solution for the app's early growth, with the app essentially in a beta-testing period for the past year, …
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