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Tinder and Spotify have been integrated ever since 2016 when the firm began allowing users to share their favourite songs and anthems to their profile pages. This data was also used by the algorithm to help users with similar music taste surface prospects who were more likely to swipe right.
Now, Tinder has extended this integration with a new addition. Users are able to share snippets of their favourite Spotify songs directly in the chat itself. This is done with a new Spotify button, allowing users to search for any song that is available in the streaming service’s catalogue and then sharing it.
The song will appear in the chat as a clickable preview, and the receiver will be able to sample up to 30 seconds of music.
Oddly enough, this is a web app exclusive, mobile users don’t have access to it yet, and such users are unable to preview in-app. Perhaps Tinder is just testing this feature, seeing as neither Tinder nor Spotify have mentioned this change. With the web-app being less used than the mobile app, it seems a likely way to test out a new feature.
It’s unclear whether the firm plans to roll this feature out to its mobile app eventually, though this seems like the most probable option.