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Reports: Spotify’s testing a new tool to let you DJ live with friends

The feature will enable users to add their favorite songs to their friends' playlists.


Mikael Thalen


Posted on Jun 3, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 11:22 am CDT

Spotify is reportedly testing a “Social Listening” feature that will enable multiple people to control the same playlist.

Jane Manchun Wong, a prominent app researcher known for discovering unreleased features, revealed the new option in a post on Twitter last week.

The feature allows a user to present others with a special code or link that enables them to add songs to a shared playlist. A Spotify spokesperson did not confirm or deny to Tech Crunch whether the feature was officially in the works or seeing the light of day anytime soon.

An image of the new option shows that a user will be able to see which accounts are connected to their playlist.

Anyone connected to a shared playlist will even be able to control which song is currently being played. It’s a shared queue, but apparently not music that is synced live to multiple users.

The feature will also be available on Spotify’s website, giving users from across the world the chance to share and play music with friends.

Given how polished the feature appears to be, many have speculated that the option could be launched in the near future. But Social Listening is only available for Spotify employees and persistent tech experts like Wong.

The 23-year-old hacker also famously discovered inside details on Facebook’s new dating feature prior to the company revealing the user interface publicly.


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*First Published: Jun 3, 2019, 1:56 pm CDT