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Facebook Launches New Music Sharing App

By piranha

10th November 2015

Last week, Facebook announced that it would be adding a new music sharing app to the site, called Music Stories. The app will allow users to play a 30 second clip of songs which are shared on the social media platform.

The music clips will be streamed through Spotify and Apple music. If you like the song, you will be able to click the link which will take you to their website, where you can buy or save the music track.

In their blog, Facebook said; “On the Facebook iPhone app, songs and albums shared from the leading music services will become “Music Stories,” a new post format which allows people to listen to a 30-second preview of the shared song (or album) while on Facebook. The preview is streamed from either Apple Music or Spotify (depending on the source of the link shared), and can be purchased from or saved to the respective music streaming service.”

“We hope by making this experience better, artists will share more, friends will share and engage more, and music will become a better part of the Facebook experience overall.”

Facebook has been trying to make it easier for people to access different content, without having to leave the site. Earlier this year, the company entered a deal with several news publishers which will allow them to post news content directly on the site.

This is not the only social media site to enter the music app industry. In August, Vine announced that it would be adding a feature to its app which would help users to identify music used in the videos.

In April, Instagram also launched a music feature called @music which hasn’t been very successful, with only 491,000 followers so far.

At the moment, Music Stories are only available to those accessing Facebook from an iOS device. It is not clear when the feature will be released for web and Android, meaning that these users will just have to wait for Facebook’s next announcement.

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