Recently, Twitter began letting people listen to music and other types of audio by clicking on tweets on the platform. In conjunction with SoundCloud and Apple’s iTunes, Twitter’s new Audio Card feature will let users’ stream live audio from the Twitter app.
The Audio Card feature works on mobile devices powered by Android or Apple software. Twitter offered the Audio Card feature to about 60 users at launch including the White House, NASA and Coldplay.
With no word on when other users will be joining, according to sources close to the development, many more musical artists and creators will be able to share exclusive, in-the-moment audio to millions of listeners on Twitter. Audio Card is designed to let people continue exploring Twitter while listening to streaming music.
Released officially by Foo Fighters, the band tweeted the official release of their new single, which could be heard in iTunes by clicking on a link in the message. Of the two music platforms, SoundCloud boasted a wider variety of audio content, while iTunes is said to be increasing their content on the platform. At time of launch, iTunes had a limited offering.