Spotify has removed its Car View feature and is reportedly working on a video sharing feature that will work like TikTok.
Spotify’s car display function is created to make the app easier to use while driving. However, the brand is withdrawing this feature and “exploring new ways to deliver the best in-car listening experience,” according to a spokesperson. Additionally, Spotify is also working on a feature that will mimic TikTok’s short video functionality, presumably to allow artists and users to share short clips.
When did Spotify confirm it was removing the Car View feature?
Recently, Spotify users noticed that the Car View function was missing in the app. The Car View feature basically displays the app with a streamlined interface and big buttons, allowing people to easily operate the app while driving. Users who saw that the same is missing reported it to the Spotify community threat. A moderator representing the brand then replied: “Consider retiring [the] seeing the car as something that has to happen in order to make room for new innovations to come, ”said the moderator.
Spotify would also be working on an in-car accessory with touch controls. Thus, the elimination of the Car View function may be a strategic decision to promote user adoption of the new accessory.
Spotify is also working on a TikTok type feature
In other news, Spotify is also working on a video sharing feature that will work like TikTok. According to Chris Messina’s tweet, Spotify may soon have a fourth icon displayed in the toolbar called Discover. This is intended to function as a “scaled-down version of a TikTok-style vertical music video stream” that can be liked or ignored.
Messina also said in her tweet that the new feature will likely use the company’s Canvas feature. The Canvas feature allows users or artists to turn static song / album covers into eight second visual loops.
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