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Here's How to Listen to Music With Friends Using Spotify's Group Session

The feature lets two or more users have control over the music being played.
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In today's world, social distancing has become the norm. And as social creatures, it is understandably easy to miss hanging out with friends and doing everything under the sun. That's where technology comes in.

When you're not watching Netflix in sync with your friends, you can check out Spotify's latest feature: Group Session. The new feature lets two or more users have control over the music being played. The only catch is you have to be a Premium user, and it's only available on mobile and tablet. We can probably expect desktop users to join the party in the future, though.

All you have to do to use Group Session is to head to the connect menu at the bottom left corner of your Spotify's play screen. Then, a QR code will pop up and your friend should be able to scan this from his device.

That's it, really. What you play or skip will now do the same on his end. How is it different from Spotify's Social Listening feature, you ask? Well, Group Session happens in real-time. Not to mention, you can have about 100 people in a session—that beats an aux cord by a mile, if you ask me.

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It's not completely the same as, say, vibing in the same room but we take what we can get. Now, you can get that feeling of nervousness, sharing music you love and hoping your friends like it, too.

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Paolo Chua
Paolo Chua is the Associate Style Editor of Esquire Philippines.
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