Thanks to apps like TikTok, the company has kind of popularized the vertical video feed format. This is basically where videos are shown vertically and users can scroll downwards or upwards to discover new videos. Ever since its introduction, we’ve seen it applied to other apps who have launched similar short form video features of their own.
It now looks like Spotify wants in on that action as well. According to a tweet by Chris Messina, he has discovered that Spotify is testing out a TikTok-style feed of their own for music videos. The concept is similar to what we’ve seen in other apps, where users can scroll down and up to view different videos.
Not only that, @Spotify Discover is basically a pared down version of a TikTok-style feed of vertical music videos (likely using their canvas format) that you can like or skip.#NewSpotify pic.twitter.com/hpOEZ8v9bl
— Messina.eth (@chrismessina) November 24, 2021
The main difference here is that from what we can tell, it focuses primarily on music videos. Given that Spotify is a music streaming platform and less of a social media platform, it makes sense that the videos in this new “Discover” section of the app will be about music videos and less about other types of random videos you might find on TikTok, Instagram, or YouTube.
This new feature could also tie-in with an existing Spotify feature called Canvas. For those unfamiliar, Canvas is a feature that lets Spotify artists create short videos for their songs. It launched in 2019 but it was met with mixed reviews. However, we imagine that combining it with this video feed format could let users discover new songs and new alternative music videos from their favorite artists.
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