Spotify’s new Blend feature is the perfect thing to share with your bestie

Friends who Blend together, stay together

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We love a Spotify feature—remember when you could find out your unique birth chart with the Only You feature? Now Spotify has created a brand new personalized experience that shows you how compatible your music taste is with your best friends or your partner.

The Blend feature is updated daily and adapts to what you listen to every day, so be aware your bestie may find out your guilty-pleasure songs.

The feature allows you to combine all your favorite genres, songs, and artists, creating a blended playlist. It also gives you a ‘Taste Match Score’ which shows you a percentage of how similar and compatible your tastes are and a description of which song brings you together—because are you really even best friends if you don’t have a Spotify Blend?

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The feature gives you the chance to be connected to your friends through the power of music, as you can listen to their favorite songs and yours. It also gives you the chance to discover a new artist that your friend loves—or one similar to both of your tastes.

Rosie Maharjan, a designer for the feature, said: “I think it’s especially cool for long-distance friendships because the playlist can effortlessly connect to you together, but also help you stay up-to-date since it’s automatically updating and you can see what they’re currently listening to.”

It’s the perfect way to feel closer to your loved ones, whenever you want—whether you're in the car, or struggling to sleep. 

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Best of all, the Blend feature has cute cover art that helps you locate your playlist fast. Premium users will also be able to see which person’s listening habits contributed to which songs appearing in the playlist. 

How to create a Spotify Blend Playlist 

  1. Tap “Create Blend” in the Made for You hub on mobile.
  2. Next, tap “Invite” to select a friend to join your Blend via messaging.
  3. Once your friend accepts, Spotify will generate custom cover art and a track list for the two of you filled with songs that combine your listening preferences and tastes.
  4. Share your Blend results across your social channels by tapping “Share this story” at the bottom of your data story screen.

So if you’re wanting to find out if you’ve found your BFF, blend your music tastes, and really test your compatibility. 

Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a trainee News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on fashion, wellbeing, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life and is training for an NCTJ Qualification. 

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.