●What is the news ?
•Voice social network Clubhouse said that it will enlarge its Android app worldwide in a week, after launching a beta version of its service on Google-owned mobile operating system for users in the U.S.
•The startup — backed by A16z, Tiger Global and DST Global and valued at about $4 billion — said it will roll out the Android app to Japan, Brazil, and Russia on Tuesday; Nigeria and India three days later, and rest of the world by Friday afternoon.
●Things to know more
•The startup began developing the Android app early this year and started to test the beta version externally this month.
•Clubhouse’s global rollout on Android comes up at a time when scores of technology firmincluding Facebook, Twitter, Discord, Spotify, Reddit and Microsoft’s LinkedIn, have either launched their similar offerings or announced plans to do so.
•The Clubhouse presently lacks a number of features. At the time of launch last week, users couldn’t follow a topic, create or manage a club, link their social profiles, make payments, or change their profile name of user name. The startup said it is working to bring iOS features to the Android app.