Google-owned company YouTube have announced via a blog post that they’ll be making the annual recap for their Music app into a seasonal thing, giving users the opportunity to share their listening habits with all their friends and followers more often.
According to the blog post written by YouTube product manager, Ayshaw Khan, users will be able to “…find [their] personalized content in the Spring Recap landing page on the YouTube Music app along with [their] personalized Spring Recap playlist.”
The season recap will also be split into different categories, such as by playlist, artist and album.
The post goes on to mention that the company will continue to make changes to the app, letting users share more statistics and features with their friends, allowing them to provide more of an insight into their unique listening tastes.
The “yearly recap” was an initiative that was first kicked off by rival audio streaming service Spotify and became increasingly popular over time, as people were more than a little eager to see what their friends and families are into when it comes to music.
What made this new feature so intriguing was the fact that people thought their music preferences would remain hidden from the eyes of the rest of the world, yet now they were able to actually share them and see if they had anything in common with those around them.
It may not be easy to bring up the fact that you listen to k-pop or death metal during a random conversation but, thanks to initiatives such as these, you can let people know about it and, who knows, you might even find someone in your own circle of friends who has the same tastes.