Recording FAQs

Check out the FAQs below to help answer questions regarding recording your podcast on Anchor!

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How long can you record audio for on Anchor?

The maximum amount of recording time in the Anchor mobile app is 60 minutes, but you can record multiple segments and add them in your episode builder to create your episodes.

How long can you record audio for when using the Record with Friends feature?

Our Record with Friends feature has a two hour recording limit.

Can I use external equipment when recording with Anchor?

Yes, we support smartphone mics and bluetooth equipment for recording. We don't typically recommend using headsets of any kind to record, as they are typically for phone calls and might not work well when using Anchor. Please note, we do not recommend using external equipment if using Record with Friends on your phone-- for that we recommend speaking directly into your phone's built it microphone.

When using Record with Friends, can multiple users be logged into the same account?

No, each user should be logged into a separate Anchor account. Logging into the same account will cause issues with recording.

If I record audio outside of Anchor, is it possible to upload my audio into my Anchor account?

Absolutely! If you record your audio outside of Anchor you can import your audio into your Anchor account. Just be sure that your file is not larger than 250MB and that it is in one of the following supported file types:

  • mp3

  • m4a

  • wav

  • mpg

Can I edit my audio through Anchor?

You sure can! You can edit your audio by trimming or splitting it to edit out unwanted parts. Please note, trimming your audio is only available on iOS and Android.

Is it possible to pause while recording your audio through Anchor?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to pause while recording your audio directly with Anchor. But you can record multiple segments and edit them in your episode builder to remove unwanted pieces of audio.


Where can I find my recorded audio?

Once you finish recording your audio through Anchor it will process and will be stored in your library






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