20 February 2019
Spotify was integrated with Facebook Messenger a few months ago to essentially share songs, artists, and playlists. The integration was built on to allow group playlists creation using Spotify extension for Messenger. Now the company has integrated their artificial intelligence platform that goes by the name (just the letter) M with Spotify on Messenger that pops the Spotify extension once you text with music related sentences on Messenger.
M is an artificial intelligence powered chat bot that keeps tabs on your sentences to suggest the relevant piece of texts or apps, in this case, music on Spotify. Now, though, when you mention playing music in a chat, you might find a new little popup that says "Find Music" next to the Spotify logo.
When you tap on Find Music option, the Spotify sheet will get pulled up showing some of the recent songs that you've listened to. Below the recents, you will be provided with an option to create a group playlist which allows your friends to collaborate on creating a playlist for that one happy occasion. The best part is, your conversational partner doesn't have to be a Spotify member to listen to the songs shared on Messenger. Any recipient can tap a little play triangle to preview the song, and you'll be able to play it via the Spotify app if you have it installed.
If you don't like M to keep track of your songs and activities on Messenger, you can turn off the M Suggestions anytime in your Profile settings.