Clubhouse social audio app launched a direct messaging characteristic on Wednesday known as Backchannel to permit one-to-one and group textual content chats.
The platform shared the information on its Twitter feed. Reverse engineering skilled Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) additionally tweeted that Clubhouse despatched its customers messages by way of Backchannel itself to introduce the brand new characteristic.
My hat? Tipped
my mic? Flashed
My messaging? Direct.
After we unintentionally leaked their characteristic 5 occasions, here is our beloved engineering group introducing the brand new Clubhouse Backchannel ???? pic.twitter.com/3bPHeGxQaZ
— Clubhouse (@Clubhouse) July 14, 2021
The invite-only app, which noticed explosive early progress throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, is now competing in opposition to a raft of tech corporations from Facebook and Twitter to Spotify pushing out related audio chat providers.
Clubhouse stated it had added greater than 8 million new customers since launching on Android in late May. It stated the power to direct message was one in every of its most requested options.
The platform can also be beta testing the Android model of its app with a choose variety of testers. Alongside, the invite-only audio platform has introduced just a few adjustments and enhancements to its iOS app. Clubhouse hasn’t dedicated a date for the discharge of its Android app, however because it has rolled out a beta model, a secure model of the app will be anticipated to launch quickly.
Clubhouse was launched in April 2020 as an iOS unique app and has gained huge reputation ever since. It is now being rivaled by the likes of Discord’s Stage Channel, Instagram Live Rooms, reddit Talk, Telegram Voice Chats 2.0, and Twitter Spaces. Facebook and LinkedIn are engaged on releasing their very own alternate options, and Mark Cuban’s Fireside audio chat and podcasting app is anticipated to launch quickly as properly.