Facebook to Let Users Share Music More Freely via Stories and Profiles
Facebook today announced several new music-based features headed to the social network. First, users can now add a song to photos and videos shared through Facebook Stories. When posting photos or videos via the Facebook Camera or device camera roll, a new music sticker appears that allows users to find a song they want to add to their photo/video. The artist and song name will be visible to those who view the post. Facebook says it has also extended Lip Sync Live to more people and artists around the world, allowing creators to expand their Pages and give them more freedom to connect with fans. Lip Sync Live now includes lyrics, which are rolling out slowly for popular songs. Last, Facebook plans to let people add songs to a forthcoming music section on their profile, as well as pin a song to the top of their profile. Songs added to user profiles will showcase the artist and track, and in some cases a video of the artist when viewed by others. These new features are being deployed over the next few weeks.
Jun 28, 2018
Instagram today made it possible for users to add songs to their stories. Moving forward, a music icon appears when users add a sticker to a photo or video within the Stories tool.
Dec 18, 2018
Instagram today announced several new ways people can interact with one another via the social network. First, it has added the ability to ask friends for music recommendations, or to make your own recommendations, using the questions sticker.
Nov 7, 2017
Instagram today said people will be able to add older photos to their ephemeral stories. Before today's update, only photos captured within the previous 24 hours could be added to stories.
May 1, 2018
Facebook today made a significant number of additions to its platform that will lead to more features for end users over time. For example, a new tool will allow Facebook users to post to their Facebook Stories directly through third-party apps.