Facebook launches listen with friends feature

By | Published on Friday 13 January 2012


When Facebook announced its big ‘frictionless sharing’ idea at the f8 conference last year, a big part of that was a new feature that would allow users to simultaneously listen to and chat about music with their friends in real time, playing back tracks in each user’s streaming service of choice. However, at launch that option was not available.

The feature finally went live yesterday (and will continue to roll out to all users over the next few weeks), with Facebook Product Designer Alexandre Roche explaining: “This feature lets you listen along with any of your friends who are currently listening to music. You can also listen together in a group while one of your friends plays DJ. You can listen to the same song, at the exact same time – so when your favourite vocal part comes in you can experience it together, just like when you’re jamming out at a performance or dance club”.

More details on how it works are available here.