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Facebook has Rolled Out a New Feature for Music Lovers

Facebook is testing this in select markets for now, and the pool of songs available is in the hundreds

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LinkedIn faced probe for Facebook ads targeting 18 mn non-members. Pixabay

In a major overhaul dedicated to music lovers, Facebook has announced that users will now be able to include music within personal videos and choose from a variety of songs on the platform for a new feature called “Lip Sync Live”.

Notably, the feature is reminiscent of what popular apps like Musical.ly or Dubsmash have already done in the past.

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“We’re starting to roll out ‘Lip Sync Live’ which lets you lip sync to songs from forever favourites like ‘Welcome to The Jungle’ by Guns N’ Roses to ‘Havana’ by Camila Cabello. You can express yourself with music from a variety of genres in real time,” Tamara Hrivnak, Head of Music Business Development and Partnerships and Fred Beteille, Head of Product, Music and Rights, jointly wrote in a blog post late on Tuesday.

Facebook is testing this in select markets for now, and the pool of songs available is in the hundreds.

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To try out the new feature, users have to choose the ‘Lip Sync Live’ option when starting their Live video.

“After selecting a song from the song list, you can also add a description and customise your video with masks or a background,” the social media giant said. (IANS)

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Social Media Giant Facebook Rolls Out Meme-Making App ‘Whale’

Facebook has quietly rolled out a meme-making app called 'Whale' on the Canadian App Store

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Facebook quietly launched meme-making app Whale. Pixabay

Social media giant Facebook has quietly rolled out a meme-making app called ‘Whale’ on the Canadian App Store that may come to other markets including in India later.

The app’s listing confirms that it has been developed by Facebook’s New Product Experimentation (NPE) team, which was set up earlier this year to develop new experimental apps for the social networking platform that has over 2.6 billion users globally.

‘Whale’ is the latest app from NPE, after music app ‘AUX’ and chat app ‘Bump’, reports The Information.

According to Facebook, these apps are intended to help the company discover new features and services that people like.

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According to Facebook, these apps are intended to help the company discover new features. Pixabay

Facebook is slowly launching apps in new genres beyond chats to woo more users and open new avenues to make money.

Facebook-owned Instagram has also launched a new video-music remix feature called “Reels” to take on Chinese short video making app TikTok.

Also Read-TikTok Owner ByteDance To Launch Its Own Music Streaming Service

“Just like TikTok, users can soundtrack their ‘Reels’ with a huge catalog of music, or borrow the audio from anyone else’s video to create a remix of their meme or joke.

Rolled out in the Brazilian market first, “Reels” will be available on both iOS and Android. (IANS)