Clubhouse – the company that made headlines just a few months back for drawing great celebrities (and Elon Musk) – seems to have reached a tip point. In April, the app reached a total of 922,000 downloads, new research shows, a sharp downturn after bringing in millions of new users just a month earlier.
These figures come from the analysis company SensorTower, which had previously done so pointed out that the app has been on a downward slope for several months. In January, Clubhouse hit 2 million downloads. In February, the app shot past 9.5 million downloads but dipped back to approx. 2.7 million in March, according to the company’s census. Now it has not received one million downloads per. Month in April, a low that we have not seen since December last year.
There is for all sorts of reasons, these numbers may be declining. Some have theorized that the only audio app that remains exclusively for iOS, was a smash hit over the pandemic simply because so many of us were starving for conversation with others people. With vaccination numbers skyrocketing all over the U.S.and people actually begins to leave their houses for the first time in god-know-how-long, there is a chance that clubhouse is simply one pandemic-era mode. There is also the fact that high profile competitors such as Facebook, Twitter and Spotify ran collectively on the social soundtrack in an attempt to judge Clubhouse’s user base. Monday, for example. Twitter formally rolled out its own clubhouse competitor, Spaces, to all Android and iOS users who has 600 followers or more.
The clubhouse has meanwhile worked to give these users back. The company announced on Sunday that the company is test an Android version of its app with a handful of “friendly testers” outside the company. While there is no way for the wider Android community to sign up for this app right now, Clubhouse explained in its release notes that it plans to welcome these users to the platform “in the coming weeks.”