Segment time limits

Generally, segments recorded in Anchor can be up to 5 minutes long. When you're recording, we'll let you know (visually if you're recording over speaker; with sound if you're recording through telephone mode) when you have 10 seconds left so you don't get cut off.

Some exceptions to the 5 minute rule:
  • Call-ins are currently limited to 1 minute.
  • Interviews do not have a time limit. We've tested up to 4 hours long (that was fun...) but don't recommend using Anchor for interviews over 30 minutes long, as performance can suffer and it can take a long time to process.
  • If you have an existing audio file (podcasts, songs, interviews, etc) that you want to upload to Anchor and it's over 5 minutes long, you can use the Clipper from your desktop browser to clip it into multiple 5 minute long segments. There won't be any break in between the segments for listeners, so they can still experience it as a single long segment if that's what you'd prefer.

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