Spotify is sneakily testing a new feature to make your Discover Weekly playlist that much cooler.
If you don’t see anything new just yet, don’t worry, it’s only being tested with a handful of users. However, one such user was Mashable UK Social Media Producer Jennie Gale, who noticed a tiny heart and a blocked sign on the bottom left corner when a song was playing.
Hovering over the circle will bring up options for “like” or “don’t like.”
Upon this revelation, Spotify indicated that they are testing a new feature for Discover Weekly playlists, although they did not provide a date on which it will be released for all users.
Discover Weekly has grown into one of Spotify’s most popular features, but users have been asking for a “like/dislike” feature in order to improve their recommendations algorithm for a while now.
“Don’t like” button would be killer feature for @Spotify’s 'Discover Weekly'. Couple last DW playlists totally off the mark 🙁
— Marcin Matłaszek (@mmatlaszek) February 14, 2016
With the tests underway, people who have been awarded the feature are loving it so far.
@Spotify Just wanted to thank you guys for implementing the "Like" and "Don't Like" buttons on Discover Weekly. Literally the first week of me using them and I got an absolutely perfect selection of music. Thank you sooo much!
— Lively (Butterfly) (@StyxSticksStix) December 4, 2017
If this new piece of the Discover Weekly feature passes its testing phase and makes its way into all users’ Spotify accounts, it’s bound to take off. How could it not?