Spotify has announced an update to its iOS app to add some very handy new features. You’ll be able to preview any song just by touching the track and holding your finger down. Tapping it then plays the full track.

The app is also getting two new swipe gestures designed to make it even easier to queue music and save tracks to My Music … 

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Simply swipe right on a track to add it to your queue, and swipe left to add it to your My Music selection.

iTunes was still showing the previous version at the time of writing, but my app has already updated, so it should show up in iTunes shortly. Spotify says it is also exploring ways to bring similar functionality to its desktop apps.

Spotify revealed earlier this month that it now has 15 million paid subscribers, a 50% increase in just six months. Apple is of course preparing to launch its own streaming music service in the form of a rebranded version of Beats Music. It was reported last November that Apple is expected to bundle the Beats Music app into iOS at some point this year.

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