Twitter is rolling out Podcast Hub to the Spaces tab
Twitter is making podcasts easier to find, the company announced Thursday.
“Starting Thursday, August 25, we’re embedding podcasts into Twitter as part of our new Spaces tab,” a press release on the BlogTwitter bed.
The redesigned Twitter Spaces tab is now visible to a group of global English-speaking audiences on iOS and now groups audio content by specific themes such as news, music and sports, which users can customize. The tab will highlight the hottest new podcasts from around the world and make recommendations based on which podcasts you give a ‘thumbs up’ or a ‘thumbs down’.
For example, the release states that “if someone regularly interacts with Vox content on Twitter, they’ll likely see a Vox podcast in a Spaces hub.”
Ray Chao, General Manager of Audio at Vox Media,” said, “Vox Media offers a rich lineup of popular podcasts across many categories, and we’re thrilled that Twitter is expanding its audio capabilities to help more listeners discover them. . Whether it’s “Pivot” by Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway, our daily explainer “Today, Explained” or “Stay Tuned with Preet Bharara”, we’re thrilled that Twitter is giving podcast users and fans a exciting new frontier.
Twitter first launched Spaces in 2020 and recently started allowing anyone to create chat rooms and allowing all mobile users to record conversations. Currently registered spaces only last 30 days, according to The Verge.
Reaction to the podcast push drew mixed reactions from Twitter users. While some applauded it, others wanted to know if they could opt out. Several years hoped the service would be available in languages other than English, commenting: “Hello, when is it available in Spanish?” and “Awesome, but I’m hoping to make the Spaces tab available when using Twitter in Arabic.”