Facebook discontinue its Podcast service and other Audio products

Meta’s Facebook is cleaning its house and letting go of the features and products that are no longer serving the platform anymore. 

The platform is shutting down its podcast service on 3 June 2022, just after a year it launched. Facebook is also ending its soundbites feature and its audio hub in the coming weeks and months. 

Facebook plans for integrates its Live Audio Rooms with Facebook Live experience. Facebook hope the move will help users to make their decision easier and allow them to go live via audio or video only. 

“After a year of learning and iterating on audio-first experiences, we’ve decided to simplify our suite of audio tools on Facebook,” Meta spokesperson. 

“We’re integrating Live Audio Rooms into Facebook Live and we will discontinue our other audio products. We’re constantly evaluating the features we offer so we can focus on the most meaningful experiences.” 

The social media giant encourages its users to start using Reels as they see the future of podcasts morphing into video and audio. 

“Your voices and stories have inspired us and we remain committed to helping you reach and grow your audiences,” the email reads. “For example, we are seeing podcast-related content being developed in video, Reels and Live to engage and grow audiences.”

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