Facebook, Inc's (FB) Instagram Working On Music Stickers For Stories Feature

Source TechCrunch

In theory, the new feature could help to position Instagram to become more of a go-to spot for music discovery. TechCrunch speculates that selecting a song will allow a clip of that song to play on the user's Stories.

Facebook, Inc's (NASDAQ:FB) Instagram has designs on making its Stories feature really pop for users. At Facebook's annual developer conference, F8 2018, Instagram announced third-party integration for its Stories feature, including Spotify for music streaming.

The title and artist of the song will most likely be present in the Instagram Story, but it's not yet confirmed if users will be able to tap on it to listen to the full track from their preferred streaming service.

Instagram is preparing to let you add music to your Stories, judging by code found inside its Android app. "music stickers" could let you search for and add a song to your posts, thanks to licensing deals with the major record labels recently struck by Facebook. Wong also notes that Instagram automatically detected a song she was now playing on her phone, and created a sticker for it.

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In the coming weeks, Instagram will also bring video chat to its platform and give friends a new way to spend time together - even when they aren't actually together. Music Stickers can be filtered by "Genre", "Moods", and "Trending", so users will be able to find the flawless soundtrack for their Story. Users will be able to share moments from a list of apps including Spotify and GoPro. Which means it doesn't use audio recognition like Shazam, but it searches music based on your apps.

It appears that once a song has been picked and added as a music sticker to their story, a clip will start playing whilst people watch. This feature is now limited to certain users.

Instagram has so far declined to comment about the code and hidden feature. The in-app payments feature will enable you to register your debit or credit card as part of your profile. Unlike WhatsApp, the feature is only for e-commerce purposes and not for peer to peer payments.

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