There's a running joke that soon every digital interface—from Instagram to Microsoft Excel—will offer some kind of stories-related social feature. However, it's becoming less of an exaggeration by the day, as Spotify has drawn attention for its latest stories feature test.

If you take a look at Spotify's "Christmas Hits" playlist on a mobile device, you may be lucky enough to see the latest test of Spotify stories. The playlist, which currently boasts music from Jennifer Lopez, Meghan Trainor, and Kelly Clarkson, includes a reel of short clips from the artists akin to Snap and Instagram's stories features.

In a statement to Engadget, the company confirmed that the availability of this feature is still limited in scope. "At Spotify, we routinely conduct a number of tests in an effort to improve our user experience," a Spotify spokesperson stated. "Some of those tests end up paving the path for our broader user experience and others serve only as an important learning. We have no further news to share on future plans at this time."

Recommended Articles

Screen Shot 2021-10-25 at 12.42.04 PM

SLANDER, Said The Sky and Alison Wonderland Debut Massive Collab at EDC Las Vegas: Watch

The song, dubbed "Picture," is a euphoric rush of future bass bliss.

rezz seven lions

Watch Seven Lions Debut Unreleased REZZ Collab at EDC Las Vegas

REZZ announced that a second collab is also in the works.


Imanbek Teams Up With Hollywood Undead for Persevering Single, "Runaway"

Hollywood Undead shine with authoritative delivery over snappy hi-hats and thumping 808s.

Spotify stories have taken a variety of forms thus far. Last year, the company tested a stories feature for artists called "Storyline." This year, the platform tested a separate influencer stories feature as a potential outlet for major YouTubers and vloggers to get in on the action.

While various tests of the feature have taken place, this latest test is sure to drum up some buzz, especially in the wake of Twitter having recently added its equivalent to stories called "fleets" last month.



Spotify Launches "Group Session" Feature for Premium

Spotify premium has another noteworthy social listening feature.


New Spotify Patent Aims to Curate Content Based On Nostalgia

Spotify may be able to use its predictive algorithms to identify songs that will have you yearning for the past.


Spotify Is Beta Testing Critical Upgrades to Its Apple Watch App

Spotify hasn't made any substantial changes to its Apple Watch app since 2018, but that is about to drastically change. (1)

Spotify Launches New Snapchat-Like Clips Feature

A bevy of new features was unveiled during Spotify's Stream On event.


Spotify Launches "track IDs" Playlists for Electronic Dance Music Discovery

Clubs are currently closed, but the dance floor remains open thanks to Spotify's new suite of playlists.


Spotify Playlist Editors Set the Record Straight on Pay-for-Play Promotion

Spotify playlist editors are showing artists what's under the hood of their elaborate playlist operation.


Here's How to Upload Custom Spotify Playlist Covers from Your Phone

Now you can add some visual flair to your expertly selected playlists from anywhere.


Share Your Favorite Tracks, Artists, & Playlists With New Instagram Stories Spotify App Integration

Instagram Stories is making it easier for you to share your favorite playlists, tracks, and artists with your followers.