Spotify is testing a design tweak to its mobile app that gives podcasts more prominence in the ‘library’ screen for its listeners.

Bloomberg reported yesterday that the new layout involves two main tabs at the top of the screen to switch between ‘Music’ and ‘Podcasts’, with sections for new episodes of shows that you follow; shows that you’ve downloaded to listen to offline; and a list of shows you follow.

“The new version of the app puts podcasting and music on equal footing, marking a clear signal that Spotify wants to be in all forms of audio,” reported Bloomberg, while noting that the change is still being tested for “some” users. Awkwardly for our nose-for-news reputation, Music Ally is one of them: we’ve had the new layout for a couple of weeks now, without twigging its newsworthy nature.

If you’ve seen Bloomberg’s story on Spotify’s interface test that gives podcasts more prominence in users’ libraries… here’s how it looks, in screenshots (we appear to be on the test)

— Music Ally (@MusicAlly) 10 May 2019

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