At this time last year, Clubhouse appeared to be an exclusive social media platform that only influencers, celebrities and media figures were using. One year later, it has exited its beta stage and opened up to all users.
“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,” Clubhouse founders Paul Davison and Rohan Seth wrote in a blog post.
“If you are a creator with an audience, you can bring them all on. If you’re hosting a public event, anyone can attend. You can bring close friends, classmates, family members, coworkers, and anyone else you like.”
Within a year, the social media app has grown exponentially. During its initial run, Clubhouse was operated by a team of eight people. Today, the company employs 58 people. Moreover, the app used to host 50,000 rooms per day and now it hosts 500,000 rooms per day. Moving forward, Clubhouse will look to expand its operations as competitors like Greenroom and Spaces continue to gain power.
“We suspect there will be many more ups and downs as we scale, and competition from the large networks will be fierce,” Davison and Seth added.
“But we believe the future is created by optimists, and we’re excited to build something new on the Internet — a place based on human connection and lively conversations, where you always feel welcome and free to be yourself.”