In April 2021, Facebook announced that it would dive into the world of audio chat rooms (Clubhouse style), soundbites, and podcasts.
The social media giant launched their new audio features but they were a little confusing. If you tied your RSS feed to the Facebook podcast platform, it was difficult to find your episodes.
It was also an app only feature. For some reason, they never released this features for desktops and laptops.
The whole thing was sort of a mess.
So, on June 3, 2022 – Facebook will be killing off its audio and podcasting features.
So, what does that mean for your podcast?
- If you never linked your RSS to Facebook, then nothing changes.
Unlike some podcast outlets, you had to opt-in and sign up to get your podcast on the platform.
- If you DID link your RSS feed, you might notice a slight drop (if any) in your download numbers
Most people didn’t even know Facebook HAD podcasts on the app. So there is a very good chance you did not receive any listens from the app.
Is there anything you have to do?
Nope! After June 3rd, Facebook will shut down the podcast features automatically. You don’t have to do anything on your end.
In the future, Meta might try their hand at podcasting again but this time…in the Metaverse! Hopefully it works better!
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!