Spotify adds Private Listening feature to Facebook integration

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spotify-tweet-private.jpgWe’re massive fans of Spotify here at Tech Digest. We’ve covered it from its first baby-steps up to the world-conquering music streaming service it has become today, with hardly a bad word to say about it.

However, the recent, deep integration with the new look Facebook raised a few eyebrows. Sure, we like sharing our musical tastes, but do we really want everyone to know every single track we’re listening to at any given time? Does the world really need to know that Tech Digest are secretly massive BeeGees fans?

No, of course not. Which is why Spotify have sensibly added a new “Private Listening” feature to their service.

A tweet from the official Spotify Twitter account announced the addition:

Now you can temporarily hide your guilty pleasures. We call it “Private listening” and you can find it in the Spotify/File menu.

Thankfully, it’s a simple matter of selecting the feature from a drop-down menu in the Spotify desktop app, which makes the service hide your actions in much the same way a web browser’s “private browsing” function does.

Which is great, because we all know being caught listening to Justin Bieber is just as bad as being caught watching porn.

Gerald Lynch

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