- Facebook is to shut down its podcast platform and erase all podcasts, Bloomberg reports.
- The company launched its podcast service in June last year.
- Facebook won't tell users about the closure, per a note seen by Bloomberg.
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Facebook is getting out of the podcast game just one year after getting into it.
It will stop letting users add podcasts to its platform this week, and will erase all podcasts by June 3, Bloomberg reported, citing a note sent by Facebook to its audio partners.
In the note seen by Bloomberg, Facebook told its partners it wouldn't alert users to the fact it was shutting its podcast service, leaving partners to decide whether and how to inform their listeners.
Meta did not immediately respond when contacted by Insider.
"We're constantly evaluating the features we offer so we can focus on the most meaningful experiences," a Meta spokesperson told Bloomberg.
Bloomberg reported in April that Facebook was placing less focus on audio in its conversations with podcast producers, and leaning more heavily on other ideas including metaverse events.