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Anchor will now let you make video calls into audio podcasts

Your weekly Zoom hangout could be the next hit podcast

Anchor, a podcast-making app owned by Spotify, will now let you take recordings of your video calls and chats and turn them into podcasts (via TechCrunch). If you’ve been doing a regular Zoom meetup with your friends to talk about Animal Crossing: New Horizons town designs, for example, this new tool could help you turn those conversations into a podcast you can publish and share.

However, it’s important to note that all Anchor is doing here is letting you upload a file of a video recording and pulling the audio out of that file. Anchor says the new tool works on the web and supports .mp4 and .mov uploads.

To actually get the recordings, though, you’ll have to record your video call yourself, and the process to do so differs depending on which video service you’re using. Anchor’s announcement post points to instructions for how to get video recordings for Google Meet, Zoom, Instagram Live, Skype, FaceTime, and Twitch. Anchor also says you won’t be able to upload a YouTube video directly to the platform, but you can upload the raw video file of the YouTube video to Anchor if you have it.

The new tool is the latest feature from Anchor to help encourage people to start a podcast. Anchor introduced a way to record a podcast from a browser, even without an account, on March 24th.