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Spotify spots easier way to share your 'song of the moment' on Instagram

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If taking screenshot uploads to share what you're listening to is driving you spotty, then you'll be pleased to have Spotify's spotlight on an easier way to share your "song of the moment".

Spotify is promoting its "new integration with Instagram and Facebook" as an easier way to "share what you’re listening to at any point in the day" while letting "friends listen too".

The news comes via the Spotify newsroom, where we're told that Spotify’s new feature to share Instagram Stories lets you "easily post whatever you’re listening to on Spotify to your Instagram Story or to friends via Instagram Direct".

It turns out that when listening to a song on Spotify, all you need to do is to "simply tap Instagram Stories from the “share” menu, and the app will unlock custom cover art stickers for every song, album, playlist, or artist on Spotify".

Want to make the pic better? Well, if so, you can just use "Instagram’s editing tools to beautify your pic with fun stickers and captions, before sharing with friends. It’s easy to use – and you don’t even have to connect your accounts between apps".

When your friends check out your Story, they’ll be able to "tap a “Play on Spotify” button in the top left corner to listen to the music in the Spotify app or sign-up right away".

Spotify says that "it adds a whole new level to music discovery since friends will be able to get a glimpse of what you’ve been listening to – and you can do the same with them".

So, there you have it. To take advantage of this program, Spotify says you need to "look out for the Instagram Stories option in the 'share' menu on the Spotify mobile app, now available globally on iOS and Android, and start listening, sharing and connecting".

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