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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 5, Mar 2023) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures.
Couple of news items about podcasting. Podcasting as a type of content has been growing rapidly, currently at about 450 million plus listeners, and now it’s expected to touch 500 million listeners. LinkedIn has announced that they have released a new podcast academy aimed at helping people learn about podcasting. And become more professional the way they approach podcasts. We will link to that in the show notes. The next news is about Google adding a ‘create new podcast’ feature within YouTube studio. So right within YouTube Studio, which many of you’re listening to me are well familiar with, you will now be able to add a new podcast on YouTube platform, which will appear in youtube.com/podcast. So you can also take an existing YouTube playlist and convert it into a podcast. How exciting is that! There is a detailed video from YouTube on how to go about it, and we will link to it in the show notes. Check it out.
Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 5, March 2023 with source links from Instagram, LinkedIn, WhatsApp, YouTube, Google.
🗞️ News 1: Instagram Launches Reminder Ads & Ads in Search Results
🗞️ News 2: LinkedIn Pilots Podcast Academy & Google Builds Podcast into YT Studio
🗞️ News 3: WhatsApp Upgrades Windows Desktop App & Releases ‘Groups In Common’
🗞️ News 4: YouTube Now Allows Apple iOS Users to Select Thumbnails for Shorts
🗞️ News 5: [AI News] Google Bard, ChatGPT-4 and Microsoft 365 Copilot Released
Source: Google | OpenAI | Microsoft
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Author of The Connected Church. Social Media and Digital Marketing Consultant for Nonprofits, Faith-based Organisations, Churches, and Ministries.