Spotify is building that app you thought of 2 years ago

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Emailed on May 31th, 2019 in The Friday Forward

Chances are you've had a handful of conversations with friends where someone has a "new app idea" and chances are it was the one Spotify is about to release:  Social Listening.

Spotify has prototyped an unreleased feature called “Social Listening” that lets multiple people add songs to a queue they can all listen to. You just all scan one friend’s QR-style Spotify Social Listening code, and then anyone can add songs to the real-time playlist. 

A Spotify spokesperson tells TechCrunch that “We’re always testing new products and experiences, but have no further news to share at this time.” Spotify already offers Collaborative Playlists friends can add to, but Social Listening is designed for real-time sharing.