Music streaming platform Spotify has announced it is testing new tools that will allow users to record, edit and publish podcasts directly from the main app. The company rolled out this feature in New Zealand last month. This eliminates the need to have a separate app like Spotify’s Anchor to capture and publish a quick recording for podcasts, reports TechCrunch.
Noting the launch of this feature, outgoing Spotify exec and Anchor co-founder Michael Mignano said it will allow users to create an episode “without any additional tools or hardware”.
He joined the audio streaming company after it acquired Anchor in 2019.
The video posted by Spotify New Zealand shows that if you have the feature, you’ll see a + button next to “Your Library” in the bottom bar on the home screen. When you tap on it, you’ll have the options to ‘Record Podcast’ or ‘Create Playlist’.
Once you tap the Record Podcast option, you’ll see a landing screen and a record button to start recording a clip. You can record audio in one take or hit the pause button to pause, the report said.
Once you have finished recording, you can edit the clip and add background music via a preset of available tracks.
After editing, you can give it a title, put in an episode description, tag another podcast or song, and publish, he added.
At the moment there are no details on whether this tool will be available for users in other markets and how to access analytics for your podcast.