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TechnologySpotify now lets you share music directly to Snapchat

07:25  10 september  2019
07:25  10 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 type of 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.

Snapchat is now one of several destinations that Spotify users can share […] Recipients of your Snap will be able to tap the context card to listen to the music or podcast you ’ve shared . In addition to simply sharing music with friends, the feature will also make it possible for Spotify artists and their

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.

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Take your videos on Snapchat to the next level by adding music ! If you have Spotify , choose and play a song. You can now go to Snapchat to record a video while the music is Whether you 're sharing with friends, or using in your marketing efforts, adding music to Snapchat videos is simple and clever.

In its quest to retain its spot as the dominant music streaming service, Spotify is helped by integrating with other apps. Today it’s doing just that, announcing new Spotify functionality within Snapchat . At some point in the near future, you ’ll be able to share the music and podcasts you ’re listening to on

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.

Spotify now lets you share music directly to Snapchat.
Way after Instagram got the same convenient integration

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