Facebook adds music features to Profile and Stories

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Credit: https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/24/18018572/facebook-music-profile-stories-lip-sync-live-lyrics

Facebook is adding more ways to ‘enjoy’ its services by rolling out a new way to add music stickers to your Facebook Stories. This can be done by searching for songs, picking out the part you want to share with people, and adding the sticker with the artist and song name. Adding music sticker to your Stories is no different to how it works on Instagram Stories.

The social media behemoth according to The Verge, is also expanding Lip Sync Live to Pages to allow creators and artists “connect with their fans.” This will serve as another way for artists to promote their singles. Also, Lip Sync Live is adding onscreen lyrics.

Facebook is also introducing the ability to add songs to a new music section on your profile. The update will serve as a way to show what song you are currently into, or a way to share what your favorite song is. When visitors check on your profile, they will be able to tap the music section to listen to a portion of the song. They will also have the option of adding the song to their profile or be taken to the artist’s Facebook page.

For now, any song you are currently listening to will not be automatically shown in real time—you will have to manually do that by yourself by adding it to your profile.

Lately, the social media giant launched new way to share photos in your News Feed and VR. 3D Photos according to Facebook will enable you to “capture the distance between the subject in the foreground and the background.”

Do not pay too much attention to the name [3D] because photos will actually not be in 3D as Facebook said. However, your photos will have the depth that will give you the ability to see things from different perspectives and tilts within the photo. Still, it is a cool new feature that displays the subject in your picture in a more attractive form.

You can start by taking a shot of your pet or friends or anything that interest you, but be sure it is taken in Portrait mode using your compatible dual-lens smartphone. Once done, share it as a 3D photo on Facebook where you can among other things tilt, pan or scroll to see the photo in real 3D.

The feature is also available in VR with the Oculus Browser on Oculus Go or Firefox on Oculus Rift. Facebook said 3D photos is immediately available for everyone to see in News Feed and VR, while the ability to create and share 3D photos will be available in the coming weeks.


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Author: Ola Ric

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