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Now Spotify wants you to collectively create playlists with friends via Facebook Messenger

To tap the rapidly growing number of Messenger conservationists, Spotify launched its chatbot to enable you to share song clips or album recommendations with friends earlier this year. The music streaming giant is now expanding the functionality of its chatbot to enable Messenger group members to come together and build a Spotify playlist within the chat window itself.

This new feature, which has been named Group Playlists for Messenger, builds upon the existing Spotify extension that was already existent within the widely known messaging app. It can easily be accessed through the ‘blue’ plus sign on the left side of the textbox, even when you don’t have the Spotify application installed on your hand-held device.

Speaking on the launch of the same, the Spotify team in a statement said:

Ideal for parties, road trips, or simply collecting new favorites, Group Playlists provides a seamless way for users to collaborate and share music more easily than ever before.

This feature has baked into the Messenger chatbot an existing feature, known as collaborative playlists, which has been accessible on the platform for years. You had to start off the curated playlist from within the Spotify app and share a link for the same with a bunch of your friends over social media. Integrating the same into Messenger simplifies this chore.

As for how you can build a group playlist, you already know how to access the Spotify extension — now tap on it. Once you do, you will notice a new ‘Group Playlist’ option towards the bottom with a ‘Create New’ button. Tap the same and you’ll be asked to name your playlist and the fun begins right there!

Once a friend has created a Group Playlist, others in the conversation can add more songs directly through the Spotify Chat Extension.

While every user in the group can preview the curated playlist but they’ll need to install and sign up for the Spotify app to listen to the songs on the same. Whereas if you’re an existing user then you’ll just need to connect your account to Messenger to be able to listen to the playlist within the app.

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