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With the iOS 17.3 update, Apple reintroduced the collaborative Apple Music playlist feature, allowing Apple Music users to build playlists with friends, family, and others who share their musical tastes.

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For context, Apple initially tested collaborative playlists in iOS 17.2, but ended up pulling the feature from the fourth beta prior to when iOS 17.2 was released. Apple said on Monday that it would instead be launching in 2024, and on Tuesday, collaborative playlists showed up in the iOS 17.3 beta.

The new implementation allows all of the collaborators on a specific playlist to provide emoji reactions, similar to how tapback reactions work in Messages. To add an emoji reaction, play a collaborative playlist and then while a song is in progress, you can tap on the music player to see the emoji interface.

There are standard emoji reactions to choose from like heart and thumbs up, but tapping on the "+" button allows you to choose from any of the available emoji options.


When you play a song that others have added emoji reactions to, you can see those emoji pop up from the emoji interface. Those who want to see collaborative Apple Music playlists and emoji reactions in action can join the MacRumors Apple Music playlist to add songs and listen to content from other MacRumors readers.

Collaborative playlists in Apple Music are expected to be available to the public in January following the launch of iOS 17.3.

Article Link: iOS 17.3's Collaborative Apple Music Playlist Feature Includes Animated Emoji Reactions
 

iAppleOrchard

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I was the first one to find the reactions and I reacted to all the songs that were added to the playlist.

Does Spotify even have reactions for playlists?
 

macduke

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Honestly this looks annoying, but zoomers need things to be moving and flashing around their screen at all times or they lose interest. I'm looking forward to Apple adding kinetic sand slicing and a constant loop of someone playing Subway Surfers to all of their apps in the future.
 

eicca

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Reactions to texts is one thing, but this is the epitome of "we're bored and need to find something to add to the next release."

..Instead of, you know, fixing all the bugs and UX disasters that keep me from using the Music app at all.

I rebuilt my old iPod Mini (yes the 2005 one) and it's soooooooo much nicer to use.
 

TimFL1

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Could be a hint of what to expect next year for tapbacks in Messages with them adding RCS and all. They need to essentially upgrade iMessage to be on par with what Google RCS offers eventually (once emoji reactions etc are in UP), could be that they get rid of the current tapbacks and enter the current decade by offering all emoji instead.

Next up: increase the 32 participant limit for iMessage group chats (since RCS has 100 as the limit, don‘t want that fallback mechanism to allow more group chat participants, don‘t we)?
 

henrikhelmers

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Animated emojis were done well in Skype and recently Microsoft Teams. This is not animation in my book, it is scaling and transposition of a single emoji.
 

Skyscraperfan

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Not sure how collaborative playlist really work. So the mother love folk music, the father loves classical music, the son loves metal and the daughter loves K-Pop and then they create a collaborative playlist where each individual hates most of the songs?

I can only imagine it to work if the other person has pretty much the same music taste.
 
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Kaptajn Haddock

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Not sure how collaborative playlist really work. So the mother love folk music, the father loves classical music, the son loves metal and the daughter loves K-Pop and then they create a collaborative playlist where each individual hates most of the songs?

I can only imagine it to work if the other person has pretty much the same music taste.
We use it in the car with Deezer. It works great. Everybody gets to hear their favorite tunes and gets exposed to music they didn’t know they liked. Plus, we get a lot of laughs when a tune comes on that is obviously someone's guilty pleasure, and no one will own up to adding it to the playlist. :D:D
 
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Skyscraperfan

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We use it in the car with Deezer. It works great. Everybody gets to hear their favorite tunes and gets exposed to music they didn’t know they liked. Plus, we get a lot of laughs when a tune comes on that is obviously someone's guilty pleasure, and no one will own up to adding it to the playlist. :D:D
So they work anonymously? It is not visible who added which song?
 
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arkitect

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Not sure how collaborative playlist really work. So the mother love folk music, the father loves classical music, the son loves metal and the daughter loves K-Pop and then they create a collaborative playlist where each individual hates most of the songs?

I can only imagine it to work if the other person has pretty much the same music taste.
Wait… what? You mean y'all don't just listen to hip-hop?

/s

That is the only genre Apple Music keeps pushing at me. Relentlessly…

FFS!
 

yannxou

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Does anyone know if it's possible to share a (non-matched) uploaded track from the user's iCloud Library in one of this collaborative playlists? That'd certainly be a killer feature...
 
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sleeptodream

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This looks siiick! I can’t wait! For making a playlist for a party or get together this will be so awesome, you can gauge people’s interest in what’s on there to be able to add similar songs or take things out. Thank you Apple 💕
 
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