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Spotify Jams could soon let you chat with friends as you listen together

The feature seems to be a work in progress.
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Published onJune 11, 2024

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TL;DR
  • Spotify appears to be working on a new feature for Jam sessions.
  • A string of code referring to a Chat feature was found in the beta version of the app.
  • The feature would allow participants in a Jam session to chat with each other.

If you’re a Spotify Premium subscriber and you start a Jam session with your friends, you can listen to and add songs together, whether you’re together in person or virtually. However, this feature doesn’t allow you to have conversations with the group. But Spotify seems to be working to correct this by adding a chat function.

An APK teardown helps predict features that may arrive on a service in the future based on work-in-progress code. However, it is possible that such predicted features may not make it to a public release.

While digging through the Spotify app for Android (beta version 8.9.50.105), we came across a string of code referencing a “Chats” feature with the codename campfire.

Code
<string name="campfire_chats_page_title">Chats</string>

As you can probably guess, this feature would allow users to have conversations with each other in the Spotify app. However, it seems the feature is specifically meant for group conversations as it appears to be a part of Jam sessions.

Since there isn’t much code related to this feature, we assume it’s still a work in progress. It’s possible the company could be testing the feature internally. We found some code of a dummy group conversation in the app that you can see here.

If you’re hosting a virtual Jam session, you can’t exactly talk with friends face-to-face. So having the ability to message your friends without leaving the Spotify app would be a nice addition.

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