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Twitter to roll out podcasts

From August 25th, podcasts will be added to Twitter as part of their Spaces Tab, which offers live audio conversations on the platform.

“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,” the company said in a statement.

In order to arrange podcasts, Twitter re-structured its Space Tab, adding personalized hubs that organize audio thematically – for example, through such categories as News, Music, Sports, etc., for a more accessible interface.

These hubs will also include the most popular and engaging podcasts. Based on the users’ preferences and interactions within the platform, they will be suggested podcasts accordingly.

Users will be able to like and dislike the content to indicate their preferences further.

The reimagined Spaces Tab and its podcast feature are already available to a group of global English-speaking audiences on iOS and Android.

Anyone can join, listen, and speak in a Space on Twitter for iOS and Android. However, starting a Space on web is not possible at the moment. All spaces are publicly accessible to everyone, while users’ presence and activity within spaces is also public.

Twitter is also testing its new clipping function, which allows users to capture 30 seconds of audio from any live or recorded Space and share it through a Tweet if the host has not disabled the function. This feature is currently only available on iOS and Android.

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