Twitter acquired Breaker podcast app

Twitter acquired Breaker podcast app

Today, the Breaker podcast app team is joining Twitter to continue focused on social interaction. It has been 4 years since the launch of the Breaker podcast app, now it’s acquired by Twitter. Leah Culver, the co-founder of Breaker podcast app confirmed in her tweet that they are going to work with Twitter on Twitter Spaces. Twitter Spaces, is a new Twitter feature that offers real-time audio conversation through virtual rooms with other users.

“Here at Breaker, we’re truly passionate about audio communication and we’re inspired by the ways Twitter is facilitating public conversations for people around the world. We’re impressed by the entrepreneurial spirit at Twitter and enthusiastic about the new experiences that the team is creating.”

“We’re proud of the apps and services we’ve built over the past four years at Breaker. The iOS and Android apps are best in class for listening to podcasts. When we started Breaker, podcast apps were productivity apps, similar to feed readers and to-do lists. Breaker added a social community element with features such as liking and commenting on episodes. We’re now inspired to go even further in re-imagining how we communicate with each other, beyond the scope of traditional podcasts.”

But the sad thing is, they’re going to shut down Breaker on Friday, January 15, 2021. If some of your podcast is hosted on Breaker, then you immediately need to move to another podcast hosting platform.

But there is a way, you can able to transfer your subscriptions to another podcast listening app by exporting an OPML file from Breaker and open that file in another app, just follow their official guide which is down below.

Breaker iOS app

In the Breaker iOS app, tap on your user profile pic in the upper left, then select Settings, then Export OPML. You can select another podcast app from the list presented to open the OPML file in that app. You can also save the file or email it to yourself for later. We recommend trying out Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, or Castro for your podcast listening.

Twitter acquired Breaker podcast app

Breaker Android app

In the Breaker Android app, go to Settings, Export OPML, and save the generated OPML file. Then you may open that file in another podcast app to import your subscriptions. You might want to try out Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or Pocket Casts.

Twitter acquired Breaker podcast app

Exporting your podcast

If you are currently hosting a podcast on Breaker, you can transfer your podcast to another hosting service by using the RSS feed. You can find your RSS feed link on the Distribution tab.

Breaker also recommending Anchor, Simplecast, or Transistor for your podcast hosting depending on your specific podcast hosting needs.

Twitter acquired Breaker podcast app

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Twitter acquired Breaker podcast app