Facebook implements more music features
Facebook’s music-licensing deals are bringing to new features for the social network.
Among the most recent news, Facebook has followed its Instagram subsidiary in launching a feature for people to add music to their ‘stories’ as well as to their regular news-feed posts. When sharing a photo, people can now tap a ‘music sticker’ to search for a track and then add it as their soundtrack.
Then there's the expansion of Facebook’s Lip Sync Live feature, a tool for people who want to mime along to favourite hits: it has been expanded to more countries beyond the US, and it can also now be used by owners of Facebook pages.
Finally, Facebook profiles are getting a new music section. The company explained:
We’ll soon be launching the ability to add songs — what you’re currently listening to, or your all-time-favorites — to a new music section on your profile. You can also pin a song to the top of your profile to share with friends and help them learn more about you. Songs added to your profile will also visually showcase the artist and track you choose. When someone plays a song on your profile, they’ll hear a clip of the song and see an accompanying video featuring photos of the artists and album art. They can then choose to add the song to their own profile or visit the artist’s Facebook Page.
But one of the most interesting additions may be something that hasn’t yet been announced: a full-on standalone app to rival TikTok, the social-music-videos app that recently merged with tween-craze app Musical.ly. According to TechCrunch, a source reported:
Facebook is building a standalone product where users can record and share videos of themselves lip syncing or dancing to popular songs. It’s basically TikTok/Musically . It’s full-screen, built for teens, fun and funny, and focused on creation…
The new app is reportedly called Lasso.