After implementing a new UI for your desktop app recently, Spotify now launched a mini-player for Facebook. This new mini player comes as an extension of Spotify’s social sharing features that allows users to share songs and music videos on social platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
Spotify announced the new Facebook mini-player via an official blog post. According to the music streaming giant, this addition will help both premium and free Spotify users discover new music within the Facebook app.
Spotify Mini-Player for Facebook
Upon reaching the mini-player, it resides within the Facebook app on iOS and Android and works as an automatic media player for users while scrolling through their news. Once a user starts playing a song or video using a Spotify link on Facebook, the media will start playing on the new mini player, allowing users to discover more of this content on Spotify directly from Facebook.
So after the latest update, when users tap on a Spotify link on Facebook, the new mini player will open at the bottom of the screen to play the media. The first time users open the player, they will receive a consent popup to link their Spotify account to their Facebook account. Tapping the “Connect” button will launch the mini player in the Facebook application.
Now the mini player sits at the bottom of the screen with a tray of media control buttons. You are there and you can continue scrolling through the news feed and continue playing content based on the initial link.
While Premium users get access to full playback options to discover more songs and videos, Spotify Free users only get shuffle mode with ads attached. Additionally, the mini-player works for select posts from verified artists and user-uploaded videos containing licensed music.
Currently, Spotify is rolling out the mini-player for Facebook in just 27 countries. This includes Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, Uruguay and the USA.
In the future, the company aims to expand the feature to other markets around the world and hopefully India is included in the expansion list.
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