Google Podcasts adds the option to trim silences
Google Podcasts It is one of the youngest Google apps, but at the same time it is being one of the ones that is receiving the most attention from the company. From Google they are betting very strongly on audio and the podcast format, considering it one of the most interesting options for the future. Because of this they are putting all the meat on the grill, more now than Google Podcasts it has gone from mere direct access to almost-complete application (since it still depends, in part, on the Google search app).
Little by little new functions are added, and now a new one dedicated to trimming silences has been added. With this setting, when silences occur within a podcast, it skips until there is sound. If it’s the end of an episode, it skips to the next one. This saves time if a podcast is not entirely well edited. And how do you access this setting? It’s a bit hidden, but not too much. We will tell you.
Start listening to any podcast. Extend the playback panel by clicking on the name of what you are listening to. At the bottom left you will see a 1.0x, which indicates the playback speed. If you press it, you will be on the screen to adjust this speed and, once more at the bottom left, you will see the option called Trim silence. If you press it, a blue tick will appear inside the button, indicating that it has been activated.
The setting is applied globally, so doing it once will be enough for it to apply to all the podcasts you’re going to listen to. So you only need to do it once. If you want to disable it, just follow the same steps. On the other hand, it is not the only change applied, since Google has decided to finish fixing the Google Podcasts interface in the notification panel. To date, the logo that was used in the beginning continued to appear, when it was only a direct access. Now they have decided to apply the new logo that is used as the application icon.