Spotify is adding the ability to share whatever it is you’re listening to with a snap-on Snapchat — long after other platforms like Instagram already got this same type of integration. So long as Snapchat is installed on the same device you’re using Spotify on, you’ll now see it appear in Spotify’s share menu
When chosen, Snapchat will automatically create a snap that includes song info and album art for the currently playing track. This can then be sent to your individual Snapchat friends or to your story. You can share individual songs, albums, playlists, or podcasts.
If you receive a Spotify share on Snapchat, you can just swipe up to start listening to whatever song was just sent your way. Direct sharing, which has become hugely popular on Instagram, was late in coming to Facebook Stories as well; the feature launched just last month. Snapchat sharing is rolling out “soon” for Spotify on Android and iPhone.
Aside from clearly not being a top priority for Spotify, Snapchat will also soon face new competition beyond Instagram and WhatsApp. Facebook is working on a new app called Threads that’s focused on sharing with close friends instead of a wider audience of online followers.