If you’re an avid Spotify user, there is an update that Spotify is issuing to its iOS users that you might want to take note of. This update isn’t a major UI overhaul nor will it be introducing many new features, but rather one particular feature called Touch Preview which seems to have borrowed some ideas from dating app Tinder.
Touch Preview basically allows the user to tap and hold onto a song to preview it. If they like what they hear, they can swipe to the left to save it to their collection, or swipe to the right to add it to their current listening queue. Users can also enable edge scrolling by dragging the song to the top or bottom. Tapping and holding an album will also bring up a grid of album covers.
This should help make your Spotify experience a lot more efficient especially if you’re looking to queue up songs or to save them. According to Sten Garmark, VP of Product at Spotify, “With Touch Preview we’re taking music discovery to the next level, offering our listeners a unique and entirely new way of finding out what to listen to. It means less time looking for the perfect music, and more time actually listening to it.”
As it stands, the Touch Preview feature is only limited to iOS devices at the moment, however Spotify has promised that they will be rolling it out to other platforms in the near future, such as Android. In the meantime you can check out the video above to get an idea of how Touch Preview works.