Twitter officially rolls out test version of podcast in Spaces

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Twitter is gradually becoming a podcast app! Twitter has launched a new version of its social audio product Spaces, which includes podcast. Podcast lets you listen to full shows through curated playlists based on your interests.

Twitter’s latest design of the Spaces tab opens with Stations, topic-based playlists that combines different podcast episodes pulled from RSS with Twitter’s social audio events and recordings. The test is expected to roll out to a select group of users across the world.

The more you listen to podcast, the more tailored the audio Stations becomes. The good thing is, Twitter already knows what its users like, and will likely curate the playlist.

“We’re integrating podcasts into Twitter as a part of our newly redesigned Spaces Tab. We know that some discussions need more than 280 characters, and bringing people closer to the ideas, content, and creators they know and love is core to Twitter no matter where the conversations take place,” Twitter said in a blog post.

The new design adds personalized hubs that group audio content in one place by specific themes including News, Music, Sports, and many more. What this means is that listeners will be able to easily access more personalized selection of live and recorded Spaces, and discuss topics that interest them.

The news of Twitter’s podcast feature was first broken a couple of weeks ago by Jane Manchun Wong.

For creators and podcast enthusiasts, it is a new way to record and play your podcast within the Twitter app, and not head to a third-party app. Of course, it means your recorded spaces can now be accessed as a podcast.

Millions of people tune in to listen to podcasts on Spotify and other platforms, and adding a podcast player within the app could be a game-changing move for Twitter.

Twitter is already working on its next big project. The social media giant according to the reliable reverse engineer, is already working on Stations; which will integrate popular podcasts alongside Spaces.

A screenshot shared by the researcher, shows there is now an introductory screen for the option in the app. The audio tab will soon include both Spaces and podcasts. This will provide more options for listeners—and this could either be live or recorded.

Do I think it is a brilliant idea to integrate podcast access to the audio tab? Sure it is; it will make audio discovery easier. It will make it easier to showcase and highlight podcasts from popular creators. The integration would also make Spaces discovery easier, and provide creators a platform to showcase their talent.

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Author: Ola Ric

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