Spotify Continues To Be Open To External Platforms: New Features Are Coming To Share Music And Podcasts More Easily.
The sharing of music and podcast takes a step forward on Spotify. In the latest update released for Android and iOS, the platform born in Sweden has introduced three new useful functions completely dedicated to sharing on the main social networks, making operations more intuitive in a few simple taps.
As explained in a post published on the platform’s official blog, Spotify’s latest update aims to optimize the interface according to data of primary importance: according to a survey carried out among users, about 40% of discoveries music made is the result of sharing on social channels.
One more reason, therefore, to improve this aspect – and, consequently, the entire user experience – on the official application, simplifying the operation and enriching it with features that make listening to songs or podcasts immediate once you tap on the shared link.
Spotify, What Changes With Podcasts
One of the new features introduced by Spotify concerns podcast sharing. Now it is possible, similar to what already happens on other platforms such as YouTube, to keep track of the exact moment from which to start the playback once you have sent a specific episode to your friends or contacts.
To do this, simply use the ” Share ” button while listening (or pausing at a precise moment) and, in the next screen, activate the ” Share from ” toggle before selecting the tool for sharing. Who will receive the link, will not have to do is tap and start the audio that will start right from the selected point.
Spotify, Canvas Is On Snapchat
After debuting on Instagram Stories, Spotify’s Canvas feature arrives on Snapchat. To publish it, just tap on the menu identifiable by the icon formed by three dots at the top right while playing the song concerned, select ” Share ” and choose the destination platform.
For those who still do not know what it is, the Canvas is those short looped videos that appear on the screen while listening to some particular songs.
Still, on these clips, Spotify has thought of another solution. In fact, in addition to what has been anticipated, a preview of what is about to be posted is also made available, both on Instagram Stories and Snapchat. In this way, you will always be able to know in advance what the final effect will be, as well as obviously being able to add other elements such as text, stickers, and more offered by the social network on which the post will be published.
To this, then, is added a new view of the applications on which it is allowed to share elements. With a grid pattern, which includes only the apps already installed on the device, it becomes easier to locate the icon and name of the app you are looking for.