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Spotify has stories now: Spotify is testing its own version of Instagram Stories-like feature

Spotify has stories now: After Twitter released its own version of Instagram Stories Spotify is testing version of Stories-like feature.
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Spotify has stories now: After Twitter released its own version of Instagram Stories in the form of Fleets earlier this month, music streaming service Spotify also have thought: we can too. Last weekend, the company began public testing of the functionality, giving artists and companies additional options when it comes to sharing things with their fans.

Spotify has stories now

The feature was discovered by a YouTuber, who shared his findings via Twitter. He found the option when he searched for Christmas music. After opening the annual Christmas hit list on Spotify, he was soon confronted with the story-like function of the music streaming service. A new button is presented on the profile picture of the list. It’s a moving image button, so that just grabs your attention too. The app tells you that you can tap it to see more information. After tapping, several celebrities appeared who had something to say about their favorite Christmas songs.

The interface looks a bit like any other stories interface. At the top we see a bar with the amount of videos. You can also scroll through the videos by tapping the left or right side of the screen.

However, it is not the first time that we hear about a stories function from Spotify. The first time this made headlines about this was in August 2019, when software engineer Jane Wong turned up the feature. Wong often pops up new or upcoming functions within apps by taking a good look at them. However, the functionality was not publicly tested at the time and that is now the case.

Spotify seems to be testing the new option in an a / b trial, which means that some users may have access and some may not currently have access. You can check this yourself by looking up the Christmas Hits playlist and see if there is an extra button available for you.

 

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