At launch, sharing was restricted and solely supposed for podcast publishers with Google making a tool to generate a direct link by getting into a feed URL. This was not a consumer-focussed resolution, however Google Podcasts lastly has built-in sharing.
Heading to the Android app after which overflow icon within the top-right nook of a podcast or particular episode will yield a brand new Share button. Added in recent weeks, it merely opens the system share sheet to repeat the hyperlink, ship immediately to a different app, or by way of Direct Share contact.
The generated URL works greatest on cellular, with the hyperlink on Android opening Google Podcasts on to the present or episode. If opened in a browser beforehand, customers will see a easy touchdown web page that notes the episode with title and canopy artwork.
That is additionally helpful for desktop or iOS customers as they will nonetheless manually search and discover the episode. In any other case, there’s an “Open in Google Podcasts” button that opens the app or directs you to the Play Retailer itemizing.
Whereas a primary functionality, Google Podcasts sharing was much-needed, however might hopefully embody options like linking to a direct timestamp sooner or later. This Share button seems to have went stay in latest weeks, with the aptitude enabled way back to Google app 8.33 on units we’ve checked.
Since launching, Google has laid out large plans for long-form audio, like utilizing AI to transcribe episodes, translate, and make podcasts out there world wide. The corporate additionally mentioned plans to raise audio as a type of search consequence alongside textual content, hyperlinks, and movies sooner or later.