Sing along with Facebook? The social network announced the launch of Music Stories, an easier way for users to discover and share music content.
Director of product Michael Cerda introduced Music Stories in a Facebook Media blog post, saying that the new post format is launching for iPhone users on Facebook’s flagship iOS application, and it will allow users to listen to 30-second previews of shared songs or albums from Apple Music or Spotify, streamed from those music services.
Users who are interested in the songs they preview can opt to stream full tracks via Apple Music and add those songs to their libraries via iTunes, while content shared via Spotify can be added to users’ libraries, or they can stream the full tracks.
On the Facebook iPhone app, songs and albums shared from the leading music services will become Music Stories, a new post format that allows people to listen to a 30-second preview of the shared song (or album) while on Facebook. The preview is streamed from either Apple Music or Spotify (depending on the source of the link shared), and can be purchased from or saved to the respective music streaming service.
The previews from Apple Music and iTunes are available directly through Facebook. If you want more, click through to stream full tracks on Apple Music or add music to your library with a single click to purchase through the iTunes store. The previews from Spotify are also available directly through Facebook. If you want more, click through to stream full tracks on Spotify or add to your library without leaving Facebook. We will expand Music Story support for additional streaming music services soon.
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