Anchor has launched a new video-to-audio conversion feature which lets you turn your video chats into audio podcasts. This means that you can hang out with friends on Zoom or Google Meet (now free for everyone) and record a podcast at the same time.
How to Turn Your Video Chats Into Audio Podcasts
Anchor, an all-in-one podcasting platform owned by Spotify, announced the new feature on Medium. And it claims the feature works with almost all of your favorite video chat apps. Essentially, if you can record your video chat, Anchor can convert it into audio.
All you need to do is record your video chat and upload the file to Anchor. Anchor will automatically convert the video file to audio, where it will show up in your library. You can then edit it in any way you see fit before publishing it as a podcast.
Anchor supports MP4 and MOV files on Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, FaceTime, Instagram Live, and Twitch. If you need help recording a video chat, just search the support pages of your favorite app. However, it’s generally easy to record and export video chats.
This is perfect for groups of friends looking to start a podcast without having to put in any real effort. However, it will also work for established podcasters, who can now use video chat to converse with their co-host(s) or even interview guests.
Anchor Makes It Easy to Record Podcasts Remotely
The ability to turn your video chats into audio podcasts could be a real boon for friends who think other people will want to listen to their banter. They may be wrong about that, but they now have the perfect opportunity to find out by using Anchor.
This isn’t the first way Anchor has tried to make it easier to record podcasts with friends either. In March 2020, Anchor launched Record With Friends 2.0 , which lets you record a podcast remotely with up to four friends just by sending an invite link.