User reports show a new podcast discovery button placed within the sidebar menu and the lower navigation panel of the Twitter app.
Twitter is reportedly looking to bring podcasts to the forefront of its app, as users spotted a newly added dedicated tab for the feature. The test provides a dedicated tab for podcasts in two new places: in the app’s sidebar menu and within the lower navigation panel.
The appearance of the two new dedicated tabs points to the fact that the platform might be working on a new podcast discovery experience. However, at present, Twitter has issued no official statement detailing the plan around the subject.
— Alessandro Paluzzi (@alex193a) March 2, 2022
Twitter is working on Podcasts tab pic.twitter.com/64tTd3XPdu
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) March 2, 2022
Last year, Twitter acquired podcast listening and community app Breaker to improve the discovery of Spaces. Since the acquisition, its team was incorporated into the Spaces development group at Twitter.
The integration of podcast discovery within the app may enhance the growth of podcasts within Twitter and recorded Spaces – an option Twitter introduced in late January this year to allow Spaces to continue living in people’s profiles.
Breaker can shape up a more active social experience around the concept of social audio, moving it away from a passive experience and drawing the ability to like and comment on episodes within the community, for example, in addition to improving podcast discovery.
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