Spotify may soon let users create in-app podcasts with new tools

New Delhi: Music streaming platform Spotify has announced that it is testing new tools that will allow users to record, edit and publish podcasts directly from the main app. The company introduced this feature in New Zealand last month. As TechCrunch reports, this will remove the need to have a separate app, like Spotify-owned Anchor, to record and publish a quick take for podcasts.

Outgoing Spotify executive and Anchor co-founder Michael Mignano noted the feature’s launch, saying it would allow users to create an episode with “no additional equipment or hardware required.” (Also Read: Big Blow To The Crypto Market! Top Crypto Hedge Funds Three Arrows Capital Files For Bankruptcy)

He joined the audio streaming company in 2019 after acquiring Anchor. (Also read: Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s net worth decreased by over Rs 1000 crore)

The video posted by Spotify New Zealand shows that if you have this feature, you’ll see a + button next to “Your Library” in the bottom bar on the home screen. If you tap on that, you have options to “record podcast” or “create playlist”.

Once you tap on the Record podcast option, you will see a landing screen and a Record button to start recording a clip. The report says that you can record audio in one go or press the pause button to take a break.

Once you’ve finished recording, you can edit the clip and add background music via the available track’s presets.

After editing, you can specify a title, enter a description of the episode, tag another podcast or song, and publish.

At the moment, there are no details as to whether the tool is available to users in other markets, and how you can access the analytics for your podcasts.