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This article was published on January 22, 2015

Spotify for iOS gets nifty Touch Preview and gesture features for easier playlist building

Spotify for iOS gets nifty Touch Preview and gesture features for easier playlist building
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Music streaming platform Spotify has today introduced a new feature that it says allows iOS users to listen to song previews and build playlists in a far more convenient way.

Fittingly dubbed Touch Preview, the feature lets you simply hold your finger down on any track to get a short snippet – dragging your finger onto another song starts a new track. Tapping any track plays the full version, as you’d expect.

If you’re in the middle of listening to one song and decide to listen to a preview of another, once the preview ends, your original track will carry on from where you left off.

Alongside the preview, Spotify added new gesture support, allowing you add a song to your My Music section with a swipe to the left, or to add it to your queue with a swipe to the right.

Right now, the feature is only available for iOS devices, but Spotify said it would be making its way to other platforms “soon”.

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