Discover and social features have been removed

The Discover section, as well as the Activity tab and Favorites, have been removed from our mobile app. These features were originally used to allow listeners to discover new shows and interact with other creators within the app.

You can still discover new podcasts with Spotify’s Podcasts tab and Podcast Charts.

We understand this transition can be disruptive, and we want to help you find new ways to discover shows and interact with creators:

I used Discover to look up my co-hosts and guests for Record with Friends calls. How can I continue using Record with Friends with this being removed?

We recommend using the invite link that’s automatically generated when you start a Record with Friends session. Copy the invite link and send it to your guests to add them to your recording.

I used Discover to find shows to leave voice messages on. How will I be able to leave voice messages?

Voice messages can be recorded and sent using a creator’s public profile. Click the Message button on the creator’s profile in your web browser to sign in with your Spotify for Podcasters account and leave a voice message. If you’re a creator, you can manage your voice messages using the Voice Messages tab on both the mobile apps and web.

How can I listen to the podcasts that I favorited on Anchor?

We recommend finding the podcasts that you’ve favorited on Spotify instead, and following each show there.

I relied on notifications in the mobile app to use Record with Friends, receive voice messages, and know when people favorite my podcast. How has this changed?

Notifications related to social features have been removed. For voice messages, you’ll receive notifications via email. We recommend using alternative messaging apps and tools for Record with Friends invitations.

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