Spotify has taken a tip from Snapchat with its new feature for sharing music via scannable images. The new Spotify Codes feature creates a unique barcode and album cover image for every song, artist, and playlist. Scan these Spotify Codes with new camera in the Spotify app’s search bar to instantly play that music.
Spotify Codes could make it easier for friends to share music with each other and artists to promote their work. We reached out to Spotify for info, and the company said it will share more details on Monday.
To pull up a Spotify Code, just tap the ‘three dots’ button on the right side of the screen while playing a song, or looking at artist or playlist. To scan one, go to the search bar, tap the camera icon, then hover the camera over a code on a phone, computer screen, or printout.