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Facebook says users can now add songs and lyrics to photos and videos on Facebook Stories and News Feeds.
A statement from Facebook says this move is meant to give users a new way to express themselves and share their love of music on Facebook.
“We’re launching Music on Facebook Stories, expanding Lip Sync Live, and soon will be making it possible to add songs to your Profile,” it said.
“Just take a photo or video from the Facebook Camera or grab one from your camera roll, then tap on the sticker icon and select the music sticker. Once you find the song you want to add, you can pick the perfect part to share and add the sticker with the artist and song name. Move the sticker around and add other stickers and effects to customize your story.”
Facebook says it has now rolled out Lip Sync Live to all profiles in many countries around the world. We are also opening up the feature to more artists and creators by expanding to Pages, giving them more ways to connect with their fans.
It says it took note of feedback that people wanted to see the words to songs while lip syncing, consequently it will add lyrics to Lip Sync Live.
Lyrics are available for songs including Dua Lipa’s “New Rules,” Khalid’s “Better,” and “Girls Like You” by Maroon 5.
That’s not all.
“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,” it said.
This initiative follows improved relationships over rights and distribution between music companies and tech companies.
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