Spotify Launches ‘Private Listening’ for Your Guilty Pleasures

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Sometimes you need to listen to a particular song that’s in your head, just to exorcise it. And sometimes that song is so embarrassing—”I Think We’re Alone Now,” by Tiffany, for example—that you’d really rather it didn’t show up on your Facebook profile for all to see. That’s where Spotify’s new “Private Listening” feature comes in.

The feature is part of a new desktop client Spotify is launching in response to complaints from Facebook users who didn’t want their friends always knowing exactly what they were listening to, as announced on Twitter by Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek.

Ek described the new feature as a way to listen to “guilty pleasures” without telling the world. The feature will be available after the client restarts itself, and is available in the drop down menu above “Preferences.”

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Graeme McMillan is a reporter at TIME. Find him on Twitter at @Graemem or on Facebook at Facebook/Graeme.McMillan. You can also continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.

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