Twitter users can now listen to songs, podcasts and other audio content in their timelines within the Twitter app, while continuing to scroll through other tweets.
he update for Twitter’s iOS and Android apps allows users to expand the audio card for more details or dock the audio player with one swipe in order to keep browsing through their timelines, unlike in the past when users had to leave that audio tweet or open the audio file in a browser to continue skimming tweets. SoundCloud is the feature’s primary third-party partner at launch, meaning eventually every SoundCloud link in a tweet will have the capabilities to be played and docked. For now, though, only a few SoundCloud creators have access to use the feature.
Apple will also eventually enable some iTunes songs to work in Audio Cards, but at launch only the Foo Fighters’ new song is part of Twitter’s initial roll-out. Twitter aims to “bring even more in-the-moment audio to millions of listeners on Twitter.”
Once users update their Twitter apps, they’ll have access to the new audio cards from users such as the White House, NASA, NPR, Washington Post, Pitchfork and a slew of musicians and celebrities