Because “some discussions need more than 280 characters”, Twitter integrated podcasts to its redesigned Spaces Tab last Thursday in an attempt to “bring people closer to the ideas, content, and creators they know and love.”
In the redesign, a new hub called “Stations” appears next to “Spaces Spotlight” and “Upcoming Spaces”, which groups content together based on different topics, such as news, music, and sports, featuring some of the most popular podcasts from around the world as well as some recommendations based on the themes that people follow.
Twitter says the addition of podcasts is part of its plan to provide users with an “all-in-one, personalized audio destination.” In its blog post, the company explains: “Integrating podcasts into Spaces, where audio conversations happen on Twitter, is another way we’re continuing to invest in audio creators. To do this in a simple and intuitive way that allows listeners to simply hit play and go, we started with a redesigned audio experience in the Spaces Tab.”
Users can also give a podcast a thumbs up or thumbs down to let Twitter know if the content is interesting to them, and access a personalized selection of live and recorded Spaces.
“Stations” will be visible to a group of global English-speaking audience on iOS and Android, with plans for global rollout in the near future based on feedback collected from the initial test.
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