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Facebook Planning Spotify Based Music Dashboard, Rumours

If you are a music lover who also happens to be a Facebook addict then there is some good news for you. According to a latest report from GigaOm (opens in new tab) the Palo Alto based social networking giant is actively in talks with Sweden based music streaming company Spotify to provide its users with streaming music and many other related features.

According to the anonymous sources Facebook is set to launch a new option called Music which will appear on the left hand side of the user’s Facebook page. Clicking on this particular tab will open a separate page called Music Dashboard which will allow users to view song recommendation from friends and popular music Facebook users are currently listening to.

A happening now ticker is a new feature included in this column which will show the user what activities are pertaining to the user’s social and musical universe. Rumours also has it that the play/pause button will appear in the same place which currently accommodates the chat icon.

According to GigaOm, Spotify is not the only streaming music provider Facebook is in talks with. The company is also trying to woo other streaming service providers to integrate their services within the network. Although Facebook has not yet declared the time frame for launching this service, the company has announced in its official blog to make everything public at the F8 conference.

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