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Xiaomi to launch Clubhouse counterpart for Android and iOS

03/02/2021 - 04:46

Chinese company Xiaomi is going to relaunch the social network Xiaomi Mi Talk, which will be an alternative to Clubhouse. A special feature of the updated Xiaomi Mi Talk will be that it will be available immediately on Android and iOS, while Clubhouse so far only runs on iOS.

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Earlier in February, Xiaomi announced closure of its Xiaomi Mi Talk service. Following this, the company's founder and CEO, Lei Jun, decided to chat with fans of the brand on Chinese social network Weibo. The discussion has already been viewed more than 140 million times and around 130 million users have participated in the dialogue. During the discussion, Jun said that Xiaomi will launch a new interactive app in 2021.

That new app is the closed Xiaomi Mi Talk, which has undergone a number of changes and now launches in a brand-new form. The updated Xiaomi Mi Talk will be a voice chat app for professionals. 

In fact, Xiaomi just launched its own counterpart to Clubhouse, which gained popularity in early 2021. Xiaomi Mi Talk is now in a closed testing phase, only Xiaomi employees can access it by invitation.

Recall that Clubhouse is a voice-only social network. No text communication is provided in it. For now, Clubhouse can only be accessed through invitations.