Twitter is now one of many podcast platforms expanding from its short form blog roots yet again after adding video a number of years ago. Now added to the Spaces tab, Podcasts can be discovered in areas of news, music, sports and more, according to its announcement.
According to Twitter’s internal research, 45% of Twitter users also listen to podcasts monthly, providing the company with a lot of incentive to keep your eyeballs and ears all within the Twitter app.
“Starting Thursday, August 25, we’re integrating podcasts into Twitter as a part of our newly redesigned Spaces Tab. 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.”Twitter
“This redesign introduces personalized hubs that group audio content together by specific themes like News, Music, Sports, and more” says Twitter. “Now Twitter listeners will be able to easily access a more personalized selection of live and recorded Spaces discussing the topics that are most relevant to them.”
Twitter says that the podcast experience is customizable and you can give a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Twitter recommend content that is more interesting to you. Twitter says that the new Spaces tab experience will be visible to a select group of global English speaking iOS and Android users starting today.