Facebook has decided to invest heavily in audio features, and today’s announcement is just the first step towards the company’s new audio expansion strategy. Besides providing live audio chat on Facebook and Messenger, the social network is working on another project that will make listening to music or podcasts a breeze.
TechCrunch reports that Facebook and Spotify have teamed up for a new initiative called Project Boombox. This is interesting information, confirmed by Mark Zuckerberg himself.
The project aims to create an embedded audio player that will allow Facebook users to listen to their favorite tunes they share on either of the two platforms, without linking to the Spotify app or website externally.
Interestingly, the Spotify integration will support both music and podcasts. The report also mentions that it has already been tested in Mexico and Thailand and that it will be officially unveiled next week.