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It looks like Twitter’s building a tab dedicated to podcasts, as shown in a screenshot posted by reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong. The image shows a microphone icon in the Twitter app’s bottom menu bar, which appears to lead to a page titled “Podcasts.”
Twitter is working on Podcasts tab pic.twitter.com/64tTd3XPdu
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) March 2, 2022
The screenshot doesn’t show any indication of how podcasts could be displayed on the platform or if it’ll somehow incorporate Spaces, the platform’s audio-only chatrooms. Right now, live Spaces are stuffed at the top of Twitter feeds, and it would make sense to organize them into a separate tab.
Twitter began branching out to audio when it first launched Spaces in 2020 and…