Podcasts have become the new medium for creative and informative programs that can be a huge source of information and entertainment. The biggest advantage of listening to podcasts is that you don't even have to actively watch or listen to podcasts. You could be driving or doing household chores and gain knowledge and awareness passively without taking separate time out of your day.
There are hundreds of apps that can help you listen to Podcasts. Personally, I use both Spotify and Castro Plus to listen to podcasts. But if you want to share podcast episodes to Instagram stories, Spotify is by far the best option to do it. For the purpose of this article, I have used Spotify to share Podcast episodes to Instagram stories.
How to share Spotify Podcasts to Instagram Stories
This article would enable you to share podcasts, episodes, and playlists with your Instagram stories. Spotify's integration with Instagram stories has made it possible to share a clickable link rather than a screenshot to the audience or followers. This lick would directly lead your followers to the content on Spotify instead of them searching it on Spotify. Follow the instructions given below to share your podcast content in Instagram stories.
Step 1: Open the Spotify app on your smartphone. Click on the Search icon at the bottom bar of the Spotify home page.
Step 2: On the Search page, you will find several options like podcasts, New Releases, Charts, Concerts, Made for You etc. Among them click on the Podcasts button.
Step 3: Find the specific Podcast you want to share with your audience. From that podcast page, choose the episode to be shared and click on it.
Step 4: The episode will be opened and the Play button can be viewed. Near to the play button, you will see the Share option. Tap on that option.
Step 5: It will open the share page as you can see in the screenshot below. Click on the Instagram icon.
Step 6: You will be taken to the story page of your Instagram account with the podcast content chosen as shown below. Here you can add stickers, captions or any GIF, effects or written text about your opinion etc.
Step 7: After you have completed all the editing works, click on the Your Story option to post it as a public story that can be viewed by all your friends or click on the Close Friends option to be viewed only by the friends in your close friend's list. If your account is a public account, your story can be viewed by everyone be it followers or not. You can also send to individual followers by tapping the Send to option at the bottom right corner of the page.
Step 8: After the story has gone live, the viewers of the story can tap on the Play on Spotify option at the top of the page. As you can see in the image below you would see an option called Open Spotify. Clicking on that would directly lead you to open Spotify and view the podcast episode which you just shared.
If you want to share it on the Facebook story, keep following the below instructions:
Step 1: Follow the initial steps given above to select the podcast to be shared and click on the Share icon near its play button.
Step 2: On the share page, you will find options like Copy link, WhatsApp, Instagram and every other shareable app. Among them, tap on the Facebook stories icon as shown below.
Step 3: You will be taken to the story page of your Facebook account with the podcast content chosen as shown below. Here you can add captions or any GIF, effects or written text about your opinion etc. to customise your story.
Step 4: After you have successfully edited your story, you can hit on the Share button. Your viewers would be able to reach the podcast episode directly through the available clickable link in the story.
Once you tap on the blue Share button at the bottom, it will be shared with your Instagram stories. Anybody who sees it can actually tap on the story and open the Podcast episode or even music that you shared directly in the Spotify app.
I wish other podcasts apps also make a feature that lets you share episodes easily like Spotify to be shared on Instagram stories. So, yeah that's how you can share podcasts episodes to Instagram stories from the Spotify app.