Twitter is testing podcasts as part of a redesigned Spaces tab

Twitter really isn’t giving up on this whole “going to be an audio app, too” thing. The platforms today it’s testing a redesigned Spaces tab that will also feature a selection of popular podcasts. The podcasts – including well-known titles from vox media, NPR and more – are categorized under themes such as news, music and sports and are presented alongside similar rooms. Twitter is currently testing the feature with a limited group of English-speaking users worldwide across the iOS and Andriod apps, with a wider release and more features in the pipeline.

Earlier this year, secret detective Jane Manchun Wong discovered it was Twitter on a “Podcasts” tab. Instead, it appears Twitter wants to consolidate all audio content under Spaces as an all-in-one destination for podcasts and live audio. Additionally, the Spaces tab offers separate categories for current Spaces, upcoming Spaces, and a Stations tab that groups podcasts and Spaces under similar themes – which play automatically once selected.

If this doesn’t seem like the most instinctive or user-friendly design for those looking for a specific podcast or episode, you’re right. Instead, Twitter seems to have tailored the feature to work as a sort of curated radio experience, akin to . Users can rate each audio selection a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down,” allowing Twitter to further tailor a station to their specific interests. This is not limited to content you view under Spaces. As a company If you regularly engage with Vox Media content on Twitter, you’ll likely see his blog post showing up their podcasts in your Spaces tab.

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