YouTube Music for Android now allows users to share music directly from the app to Snapchat, Android Police report.
Businesses and users alike have always welcomed a two-way relationship between applications. Many users may like to share their favorite music to other social platforms and let others listen to a piece of music. This feature has been on Spotify for a long time. However, it looks like YouTube Music wants to offer a similar feature.
According to what’s spotted on Reddit, YouTube Music’s share menu now includes the Snapchat icon, and tapping it opens a page with album art, along with links to automatically open the song or the album from the application. It’s exactly the same thing we see on Spotify.
Sure, the Snapchat icon was available on the YouTube Music share sheet for some users in 2020. But now it does what it’s supposed to do and it’s available for all users.
The next social platform that could receive this feature is Instagram. The Instagram icon is available on the YouTube Music share sheet, but it is not functional. As Instagram is the largest photo-centric app in the world, it could be a perfect candidate to be added to the YouTube Music share sheet.
Google wants to make YouTube Music a direct competitor to Spotify
Over the past few months, we’ve regularly heard about new features in YouTube Music. Features like a song and video picker for the desktop app or a new playback shortcut.
As the music streaming market grows, Google wants YouTube Music to go hand in hand with Spotify. Of course, Google’s efforts aren’t limited to adding new features. The company recently hired a former Spotify executive to develop the app in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) market.
Paul Smith has been Spotify’s global head of international licensing since February 2017. He’s now on Google to fuel the fire of competition between YouTube Music and Spotify.