Spotify has began publicly testing an Instagram-style tales function in its cellular app on iOS and Android, reviews Engadget.
The video clips seem on some albums and playlists, corresponding to Spotify’s Christmas Hits playlist, which incorporates quick messages from artists like Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Clarkson, and Pentatonix, in which they relate their favourite festive songs.
The tales may be accessed by way of an icon in the higher left of a playlist. Tapping an icon brings up an interface much like the one discovered on Instagram, permitting customers to faucet on the left or proper of the display to skip via quick video clips.
First showing on Snapchat, tales have turn into ubiquitous on social media platforms, with the format showing on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and most just lately, Twitter, in the type of “fleets.” Spotify would possibly due to this fact appear to be an odd place for the function to look, nevertheless the streaming service has examined Stories-style content material in the previous, with related Storylines from artists showing final 12 months.
Spotify tales aren’t displaying up for everybody and solely seem on sure playlists and albums, indicating that their rollout remains to be restricted to a subset of customers and so they might not even survive past the preliminary testing section.
“At Spotify, we routinely conduct a number of tests in an effort to improve our user experience,” a spokesperson informed Engadget in response to a request for remark. “Some of those tests end up paving the path for our broader user experience and others serve only as an important learning. We have no further news to share on future plans at this time.”
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