Anyone serious about studying Chinese should at one point get himself a Wechat account. A few days ago they introduced a great new test function ‘看一看’ (Top stories) where you can browse through an endless stream of articles of various wechat channels that you can later follow (just as always). The great thing is, if in the miniature you can see a small audio icon, it means the article comes with a recording. While not always the case, many of these will be recordings of the texts themselves (others just accompanying songs or sometimes only recordings of speech).
Another piece of great news is that they finally revamped their in-app audio player to be able to pause or rewind the audio as you wish using a slider. It is also possible to download the audio, even though that’s a bit more complicated (it requires that you open the article in a desktop browser such as chrome and then using its ‘console’, find the link for the mp3 file). Still doable if someone really wishes to import not only text but also the audio to Lingq.
Personally, I am really happy about this, some blogs are very well written and interesting (anything from psychology to dating, business, science and technology…)
To enable the feature: first you probably need to change your language to Chinese. Then go to settings 设置and at the bottom find 实验室 (wechat labs). Inside, enable it (there is also another one - ‘search’ (搜一搜). Then it will appear under the ‘discover’ 发现 menu.