A new feature from Facebook makes life a lot easier for all the audiophiles out there. The feature is aimed at song and TV show identification and the technology behind the feature is very similar to the music identification technology of Shazam. You can use this feature to identify music playing around you and also tag it in your posts on Facebook and share it with your friends. The feature is currently available only in US.
The song and TV identification feature from Facebook is opt-in only, meaning that it is not turned on by default and you have to turn it on to use it. Once you turn on the feature, every time you start posting a status update the Facebook app tries to identify the music playing around you. If the app identifies a song, you can choose to post it in your status. Your friends can play a thirty second preview of the song from their news feed. If they like the song, they can listen to the song on Spotify, Rdio or Deezer. If the Facebook app identifies a TV show, the season and episode are available in the snippet.
How To Turn On Shazam Like Song And TV Show Identification On Facebook?
1. To turn on the Shazam like song and TV show identification in Facebook, you first need to create a new status update.
2. To create a new status update, tap ‘Status’ on your Facebook News Feed.
3. Tap the smiley icon in ‘Update Status’.
4. Tap on the audio level like icon on the top right corner.
That is it. You have turned on the Shazam like song and TV show identification on Facebook. The feature can be turned off any time by clicking on the audio level like icon.
How To Automatically Tag Songs And TV Shows In Facebook Posts?
1. Use the steps listed above to turn on the song and TV show identification feature.
2. Whenever you try to create a new status update, the app starts listening to your surroundings and if it has found a match, it shows on the smiley icon.
3. Tap on the smiley icon to see what it has identified. Tap on the song or TV show to tag it in your status update.
The music identification feature from Facebook identifies a few million songs right now. The database is not as extensive as that of Shazam, but it’s a very useful feature from Facebook nonetheless. So, how do you like the new feature from Facebook? Share your thoughts on this below.