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Facebook has another go at doing stuff with music

By | Published on Friday 6 November 2015


Facebook is having another crack at adding a compelling music feature. Well, it was about time. And at least this one is quite simple: if you post Spotify or Apple Music links onto your Facebook timeline, people seeing them in the social network’s iPhone app will be able to listen to 30 second clips.

Users who have accounts on either of those services will then be able to do more stuff with the music – though mainly save shared tracks to their streaming libraries if they so wish. Luddites will also be able to purchase the tracks from iTunes.

“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”, said Facebook Director Of Product Michael Cerda in a statement.

Support for more streaming services and availability of the feature on more devices are expected soon.

Here’s a video of it all working, just to prove none of this was a lie.