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TechnologySpotify now lets you share music directly to Snapchat

19:46  09 september  2019
19:46  09 september  2019 Source:   theverge.com

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Spotify is adding the ability to share whatever it is you ’re listening to with a snap on Snapchat — long after other platforms like Instagram already got this same integration. If you receive a Spotify share on Snapchat , you can just swipe up to start listening to whatever song was just sent your way.

With Spotify , you can listen to your favorite music and podcasts anytime, anywhere. As part of a new integration, all Spotify users who have the Snapchat app installed will be able to share your favorite tracks, playlists, albums, and podcasts right to Snapchat for sharing with friends directly or

Spotify is adding the ability to share whatever it is you’re listening to with a snap on Snapchat — long after other platforms like Instagram already got this same type of integration. So long as Snapchat is installed on the same device you’re using Spotify on, you’ll now see it appear in Spotify’s share menu.

Spotify now lets you share music directly to Snapchat© Image: Spotify

When chosen, Snapchat will automatically create a snap that includes song info and album art for the currently playing track. This can then be sent to your individual Snapchat friends or to your story. You can share individual songs, albums, playlists, or podcasts.

If you receive a Spotify share on Snapchat, you can just swipe up to start listening to whatever song was just sent your way. Direct sharing, which has become hugely popular on Instagram, was late in coming to Facebook Stories as well; the feature launched just last month. Snapchat sharing is rolling out “soon” for Spotify on Android and iPhone.

Snapchat is Spotify's latest music-sharing option

Snapchat is Spotify's latest music-sharing option Spotify addicts can soon share what tunes or podcasts they're listening to with their Snapchat friends. Through the share menu on songs, albums, playlists, artist profiles and podcasts, you'll be able to post whatever's grabbing your attention to Snapchat and Snapchat Stories if you have the latter app installed. If you see one of those shares in your Snapchat feed, you can swipe up from the bottom of the screen and tap to start listening to your friend's recommendation. The Snapchat share option will be available in the iOS and Android Spotify apps soon.

You can now make snaps of what you ’re listening to directly from Spotify . Just play a song or podcast, hit the three-dot menu, and choose the new share to Snapchat option.

Spotify now lets you share your favorite music and podcasts on Snapchat . The new integration means you ’ll be able to seamlessly share what you ’re listening to in a Snap. And it doesn’t matter if you ’re sharing a song, album, playlist, or podcast.

Aside from clearly not being a top priority for Spotify, Snapchat will also soon face new competition beyond Instagram and WhatsApp. Facebook is working on a new app called Threads that’s focused on sharing with close friends instead of a wider audience of online followers.

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