Facebook, Instagram Announce THIS New Feature For Users In India, Details Inside

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 17 September 2019, 06:26 PM
Facebook and Instagram (Representational Image)
Facebook and Instagram (Representational Image)

Social media freaks have all the reasons to feel on top of the world as Instagram and Facebook have announced yet another new feature to make these platforms even more interesting and appealing for its users. Yes! As per the statement, released by social media giant Facebook, Instagrammers and Facebook users in India will now be able to add music to their 'Stories' on the two social networking platforms.

"Facebook today (Tuesday) announced new ways for people in India to express themselves through music on Facebook and Instagram, with music stickers on Stories and other creative tools such as Lyrics on Instagram, Lip Sync Live, and the ability to add songs to their Facebook Profiles," the statement read.

So far, users were only able to share photos, videos and posts on 'Stories' that remain visible to their followers for 24 hours. With the introduction of new music feature in India, users can now add latest tracks such as 'Bekhayali' (Kabir Singh) and Ve Maahi (Kesari) or older songs like 'Bas Ek Sanam Chaahiye' (Aashiqui), to their Facebook and Instagram Stories.

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Here is how you can add music to your 'Stories':

  • Open the camera on Facebook or Instagram or select a photo or video from your gallery
  • Add the Music sticker
  • Select a part of the song you like to highlight on your story
  • Add the artist's name and track title

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Apart from India, the music feature on Facebook and Instagram are currently available in over 55 other countries. "We want to make it possible for Facebook and Instagram communities to express themselves and connect around music on our platforms...We've partnered with the Indian music community to enable these new products," Manish Chopra, director and head of partnerships at Facebook India, said.

Earlier this year, Facebook India had announced partnerships with music labels T-Series Music, Zee Music Company and Yash Raj Films, licensing their music for use in social experiences on Facebook and Instagram. Apart from the new music feature, the Lip Sync Live on Facebook tool will also allow users to perform and dub songs live on Facebook.

First Published: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 04:54 PM
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