Spotify adds sharing features for podcasts and canvas videos


Spotify has added some more social features to its service, although they’re focused on how people share music and podcasts out externally.

Spotify’s ‘canvas’ videos – the looping clips that artists can upload to play while people listen to their tracks – can now be shared to Snapchat as well as to Instagram stories. People will also be able to preview how the canvas video will look before sharing it in those apps.

Meanwhile, Spotify has also added the option to share podcasts using timestamps: linking to a specific moment within a podcast episode, rather than just to an overall show. That’s nice, although we wonder if there is potential for Spotify to go further and let listeners share actual clips from shows – a feature introduced by podcasts app Overcast back in 2019.

Stuart Dredge

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