Streaming platform Spotify is testing a feature that allows creators to record, edit and publish podcasts directly from the app.
The company said that the tool is already undergoing testing in New Zealand, although plans and the official date for the global launch have not been announced yet.
If this move goes as planned, podcasters will no longer need third-party tools to record and publish their podcasts. Spotify already has a record and edit software, known as Anchor.
Outgoing company executive and Anchor co-founder Michael Mignano wrote in a tweet, “Starting in NZ, now any Spotify user can make a podcast episode within the Spotify app, no extra tools or hardware needed.”
The company then shared a video that demonstrates what users can expect with the new feature. Once the feature is correctly configured, users will see a plus(+) button next to “Your Library.” Once you tap on the + sign, it gives you the option to “Record podcast” or “Create playlist.” There are several other functionalities that this feature enables users to undertake.
The company said in a statement. “At Spotify, we are always looking for ways to enhance our users’ experience on our platform, and we regularly test features that we believe will bring value to listeners and creators. We are currently running a limited test of in-app audio creation, but have no further details to share at this time,” the company said in a statement.”