Microsoft is rolling out a new version of its Groove music app for the Android ecosystem. The update comes with a new feature that enables users to share playlists with one another. 

On Tuesday, Microsoft released version 11.0228.1619 of the Groove music app on the Google Play Store. This new update, which requires Android 4.1 and up to work properly, allows users to share their personal playlists with their friends. They may do so using social media, email or other supported apps. 

The feature already arrived on the iOS app last week, as per NeoWin. In fact this new Android update is very similar to the one that rolled out to iOS devices recently. Both versions even have the same release notes. Aside from making personal playlists sharable with friends, the update also allows users to preview the song in the app. This will come in handy to users who are having a difficult time deciding to either listen or not to listen to a track. 

The release notes for the latest version of the Android app indicate that personal playlists can be shared via social media, email and more. It also mentions of various bug fixes that are expected to help better the performance of the app. 

The playlist-sharing feature was first introduced in the major update to the Groove music app for Windows 10 devices that was launched in February. It took weeks before Microsoft managed to bring this update to the iOS App Store and another week to roll it out to Android.

Groove is Microsoft’s new music app for Windows 10. It is designed to let users either listen to their music collection and or listen to each other’s playlist. The service has support for PC, Windows Phone, Xbox and tablets. Learn more about the app here.

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