I consider the interaction between an user and the followers in Spotify is very poor, so I think it would be nice to have a chat function, which would be directly in the app, something different from the Spotify Community.
There, it would be possible to chat with someone directly or create a group. If you create a group you will automatically be the admin of it, but you could assign more admins later (Like groups in Whatsapp). To add somebody in a group you would have to send an invitation to the user, but you can only invite users that are following you. In the chat would be possible to talk, recommend songs, artists, albums, playlists, podcasts, etc.
Also there would be possible to listen to music or podcasts together. To start this function you have to share whatever you want to listen with somebedy. There will be an option called "Listen together" or "Listen with". After selecting that, you have to choose one of your groups or a friend.
If you have any suggestion let me know in the comments.
Updated on 2020-04-09
Hey there @CheeseEater,
We haven't heard back from you in a while about this idea. We'll go ahead and close this idea for now since we don't have any additional details in order to give it a proper status.
However, you can always submit a new idea with the requested details if this is still something you'd like to see in the app.
Let us know if you have any questions, we'll be happy to lend a hand.
Have a lovely day 🙂