| 31 May 2023
Saavn Makes Music Social adding unique music sharing features

NEW DELHI: Saavn Social, a set of in-app social features aimed at making music streaming a shared experience, has been launched with the ability to Tag, Follow, Chat, and Share on Saavn.

Millions of music listeners around the world can now engage with their friends' listening activities more intuitively and seamlessly than before, while using their favourite music to express emotions, memories, and ideas with the tap of a button.

One of the most unique new features of Saavn Social is the ability to "tag" one or multiple friends in songs and playlists. Everyone tagged can comment on the content and engage in Music Chats for real-time digital conversations around music.

Saavn Co-founder and CEO Rishi Malhotra said, “Social music is part of our DNA. Music is a snapshot of our memories, our friends, and our shared experiences, but there has yet to be a cool way to truly express yourself with digital music. Saavn Social has been years in the making, and the experience changes the way we listen to music with the most important people in our lives. You can tag your friends in music in the same way you would tag them in a photo, making it a shared experience that is simply a delight to use. We believe music is the best photograph of our lives and we have brought this to life with Saavn Social. There have been a lot of social integrations in various music products, but no service has succeeded at enabling users to have a true, intuitive conversation around music. We are known for developing the best products in the market and we always design around the user, not around the device. We have been using Saavn Social internally for a few months and it’s changed the way we listen to and discover music. It’s the beginning of more product advancements we will launch in 2015."  

With the Saavn update (iOS 3.6; Android 3.4), users who log into the app using Facebook will be able to view a list of their Facebook friends who are also on Saavn.

The app will also allow you to follow friends’ profiles, listening activities, specific playlists, artists, and celebrities. You can receive notifications when artists they follow add new music; tag friends in songs, playlists, and albums to launch in-app music chats; and customise notification settings and have complete control of the experience.

The latest Saavn update also represents the first cross-platform launch for the music app, with the new features made available across iOS, Android, and Web simultaneously.

Saavn Social is launching at a time of rapid growth for Saavn. The company announced in January that it has 11 million monthly users, and 2 months later, they have reached a new milestone of nearly 13 million users. As millions of smartphones and data plans continue to move each month in India, it is clear that India is the fastest-growing mobile market in the world.