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Facebook will soon launch its own podcast player

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Facebook will soon launch its own podcast player

On Monday, Facebook announced in a blog post about its new feature of the podcast. According to the blog, Facebook will soon launch its own podcast player within the app. Facebook cares about their users that’s why two tech companies i.e. Facebook and Spotify have done an agreement of launching a mini-player of Spotify on the Facebook app. This means the users will be able to listen to their favourite songs and podcasts without switching the app. This feature will be available for the free users of Spotify as well as for its premium subscribers.

The feature of Spotify within Facebook will launch on both operating systems i.e. Android and iOS. From starting, this mini-player will be available in 27 countries, including the US, Australia and Canada. Podcasters will be able to distribute their shows through their Facebook page and relevant groups as per their choices. However, the exact details of the mini-player are still unclear and unofficial. The feature of podcast player will be launching in the next few months. Furthermore, users can also share the episodes of their favourites podcast with others. Possibility, the mini-player will operate through RSS or the creators will have a backend way to upload their content to Facebook pages.

Facebook claimed that more than 170 million people connect to podcast pages on its app. Moreover, more than 35 million people are also members of fan groups of related shows. Previously, the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg had described the Spotify partnership as primarily about “music” or “podcasts” rather than other things. Additionally, as per critics, podcasts will be based on advertisements. That implies Facebook could gather data of the listeners and target its own advertisements against the listeners. Possibly, Facebook will give creators a cut for their content.

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