Audio streaming service Spotify is currently testing a new story feature on the app for both Android and iOS users. These look like the stories offered by social media apps like Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram, and pop up when a user clicks on the round profile icon.
But for now, the stories have only been posted by the singers with whom Spotify has collaborated and who are appearing on some selected playlists only. Similar stories can also be seen for some other playlists that are created by Spotify as well.
All of these celebrities have songs included in the playlists, and the artists can be seen recalling their favorite Christmas memories and how they came up with the idea for their Christmas song.
This feature is not visible on the app’s web version and started appearing after Spotify rearranged its Christmas Hits playlist.
Spotify Testing Out New Instagram Stories Type Feature!
The playlist has a total of 113 songs at present, and the list includes ‘All I want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carrey, ‘Underneath the Tree’ by Kelly Clarkson, ‘Santa Tell Me‘ by Ariana Grande, and ‘Happy Xmas’ by Yoko Ono and John Lenon.
As pointed out by Engadget recently, similar stories can also be seen for some other playlists created by Spotify. These are Tear Drop and also the advanced version of Megan Thee Stallion’s iconic album Good News.
The portal contacted a Spotify spokesperson who confirmed that the streaming service providing platform was testing the story feature by calling in some of the artists. So there is no surety if the stories will be visible in the future or if users will create their own stories.
Adding that Spotify continuously keeps testing new features, the spokesperson said that some of those tests end up paving the path for their broader user experience and others serve only as an important learning. They have no further news to share on future plans at this time.”
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