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Spotify has announced the availability of podcast timestamp sharing, a new feature of its mobile app that lets users share podcasts beginning at a particular moment.

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Previously, it was only possible to share a podcast link to an entire episode on Spotify. Timestamp sharing means the shared podcast will play for the recipient from the time that the sender chooses, allowing them to highlight specific content.

To share a timestamp, users can tap the Share button while listening to an episode, use the "switch to share" feature at the current playtime, and then select how they want to share the content. Tapping the shared link jumps to the chosen playtime.

In another development, Spotify is unveiling an updated sharing menu in its mobile app, including a way to preview what's being shared, and an improved destination list based on the social apps the user has installed. The changes are linked to Spotify's decision to bring its Canvas feature to Snapchat.

Previously limited to sharing on Instagram Stories, Canvas turns static song pages in Spotify into video-art showcases with the help of eight-second visual loops. By previewing a Canvas being shared on Instagram or Snapchat, users will be able to see ahead of time how it will look on their social channel.

Late last month, Spotify announced a new paid subscription platform for podcasts that allows podcasters to mark episodes as "subscriber only" without taking revenue from their paid-for content. Spotify unveiled the platform just a week after Apple announced its own upcoming podcast subscription service, for which Apple will collect 30% of podcast subscription fees that creators generate in their first year.

Article Link: Spotify Mobile App Gains Podcast Timestamp Sharing Feature
 

MrCrowbar

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Now can we make it automatically play again when Maps is done speaking the instructions? It pauses the podcast playback but doesn't resume playback once the navigation prompt. This works on every other podcast app...

In general, Spotify is really the worst for podcast playback. I just wanna listen to the occasional JRE without video, without buffering hiccups and without waiting a while after hitting play most of the time...
 

jamcgahey

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Literally just have the app on my phone for Rogan at this point. It's super unfortunate that I have to have a separate app just to watch one of my favorite podcasts. But I guess these are the times we live in now...
 

jgreg728

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Literally just have the app on my phone for Rogan at this point. It's super unfortunate that I have to have a separate app just to watch one of my favorite podcasts. But I guess these are the times we live in now...
It's easy to bag on Spotify for this, but ultimately it was Joe rogan's decision to make this industry-changing deal. He knew what it would mean for podcasts in general if he took the money. And he did.
 

Okasian

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Literally just have the app on my phone for Rogan at this point. It's super unfortunate that I have to have a separate app just to watch one of my favorite podcasts. But I guess these are the times we live in now...

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If you want to get rid of Spotify, you could just add this RSS feed to Overcast, PocketCasts or any non-broken podcast app of your choice. No ads. 💅
 
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jamcgahey

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It's easy to bag on Spotify for this, but ultimately it was Joe rogan's decision to make this industry-changing deal. He knew what it would mean for podcasts in general if he took the money. And he did.
I don't bag either or them. I would have taken the payday as well. I also don't blame spotify for the move. It is frustrating as a consumer, but I can look past my biases and see that it was a sound strategic move on their part to diversify their business.
 

Caviar_X

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Spotify is always ahead of the times compared to Apple Music. I’m a HAPPY Spotify customer.
 
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