When Google Podcasts launched, it didn’t help hyperlinks and different URLs in episode present notes. URLs are often utilized by podcasters to incorporate web sites, sponsors, hyperlink to subjects mentioned on exhibits, and supply different contact info. This omission from the makers of Google Search was fairly baffling, with the one saving grace being how the principle present web page incorporates a “Go to web site” shortcut within the overflow menu.
Happily, this subject was resolved someday over the previous few weeks. Heading to an episode’s present notes will now correctly show linked textual content. Hyperlinks characteristic a regular blue font shade and underline. In the meantime, tapping mechanically opens Google Chrome, and never a Chrome Customized Tab.
Google Podcasts now additionally correctly codecs present notes with spacing, bolded textual content, and bullet factors. When customers first open an episode web page, it would take a short second for the whole lot to correctly render.
This characteristic was not obtainable after we final checked in early November, but it surely seems to be tied to Google app 8.70 and above. That model simply exited the beta channel this afternoon and may start broadly rolling out over the subsequent few days.