This post was originally published at music3point0.com
The QR code feels so yesterday. For a year or so you found them everywhere, then they all seemed to disappear at once, at least on a retail level. Spotify thinks that they can be a quick way for sharing music though, and it’s trying to bring them back only in a different form.
There’s actually some confusion over what Spotify is calling them. On it’s Twitter account last month it announced a new feature called “Spotify Scannables,” but its help page refers to them as “Spotify Codes.” Either way, you’ll notice that under individual songs, playlists, and albums, there’s now an addition of a soundwave-like barcode.