The invite-only audio chat app Clubhouse raised fresh funding in a Series C round, taking its valuation to $4 billion.

Clubhouse app on a phone screen, with an emoji of a waving hand next to it
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The invite-only audio chat app Clubhouse, which launched its Android app a week ago in the US, will be available in India on May 21, Friday. Making it available for Android users in the country. Clubhouse for Android will remain an invite-only platform, ensuring that each new community member can bring along a few close friends.

"Android rollout continues. Japan, Brazil & Russia coming Tuesday. Nigeria & India on Friday AM. Rest of world throughout the week, and available worldwide by Friday afternoon," Clubhouse said in a tweet late on Sunday.

Clubhouse last week finally arrived on Android after spending a year on the Apple iOS platform. Clubhouse for Android started rolling out in beta, beginning with the US, followed by other English-speaking countries and then the rest of the world.

"Our plan over the next few weeks is to collect feedback from the community, fix any issues we see and work to add a few final features like payments and club creation before rolling it out more broadly," the company had said in a statement. Clubhouse said that with Android, "we believe that Clubhouse will feel more complete".

As tech giants like Twitter, Spotify, Facebook, Telegram, Discord and LinkedIn go after it, Clubhouse last month raised fresh funding in the Series C round, taking its valuation to $4 billion. Clubhouse has a reported 10 million weekly active users.

The company has also rolled out its payments feature to over 66,000 creators in the US, as part of its goal to help creators monetise and earn money from users on its platform.

Twitter has announced plans to make its live audio conversation app Spaces available to users with 600 followers or more on both iOS and Android platforms.

Facebook is launching a similar product called Live Audio Rooms which will also be available on Messenger this summer. The company said last month that it will test Live Audio Rooms in Groups, making it available to the 1.8 billion people using Groups every month and tens of millions of active communities on Facebook.