Spotify is testing Tastebuds, a feature that helps you discover your friends’ favorite music
With how many things Spotify tests, there is no guarantee this will actually release.
First spotted by app-wrangler Jane Manchun Wong, the feature adds a new navigation option next to your existing Library and Home/Browse sections, so you can trawl through your friends’ libraries without having to ask them for recommendations.
Sounds like a fairly antisocial, social feature to me…
Spotify’s newest feature lets you listen to the stuff your friends listen to most
Tastebuds is a new way to discover music based on your friends’ musical tastes. You’ll be able to scroll through your friends’ musical choices, without having to talk to them. Isn’t technology great?
The real question here is: Will Spotify even launch Tastebuds?
I mean, here’s a list of other social sharing features that the music streaming service created but didn’t release:
- Friends Weekly playlists, which would create playlists based on what your friends have been listening to
- Social Listening, which would let you and a friend listen to the same songs simultaneously
- And let’s not forget the ill-fated in-app inbox for sharing tracks that got shuttered in favor of using other messaging apps
With the music streaming market getting crowded, maybe more social sharing options like Tastebuds is just what Spotify needs to stay on top. Just please, don’t copy Snapchat in everything, like some social networks we won’t name…
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