Facebook Adds Spotify Music Player Feature in App

Do you love listening to your fave songs on Spotify AND endlessly browse on Facebook at the same time? You will be able to do both without switching apps, as Spotify announced that you can browse and discover new music within the Facebook app.

“That’s why we’re improving how users share and engage with songs and podcast episodes by introducing a new miniplayer experience driven by social discovery—discovery that allows listeners to enjoy audio from Spotify directly within Facebook, without switching between apps.”

Initially available to 27 countries that includes Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, Uruguay, and USA, the new Facebook feature will let you listen to any music or podcast shared by your family and friends directly from Facebook’s News Feed.

With this feature, Free users will enjoy the feature with shuffle mode, while Premium users get the whole experience—they can browse and discover music and podcasts right within the app. To know if that Spotify is working, you get a mini player within the Facebook app.

Once the update reaches the Philippines, here’s how to launch the Spotify Music Player on Facebook:

  1. Tap the “Play” button on the song you, your friend, family member, or favorite creator shared from Spotify to their Facebook News Feed.
  2. When you see a consent dialog open—click on “Connect” to continue.
  3. If you’re logged in to Spotify, the apps will automatically switch and playback will start from within the Spotify app. (If you’re not logged in, you will be prompted to do so.)
  4. Spotify keeps playing even if you keep scrolling down your News Feed, but you’ll have control over playback options so you can pause or dismiss the music player.

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