Facebook has announced a new way to share your number one jams on the iPhone today in the form of musical history. A new feature, built for use IOS Facebook, allow you to send songs and artists to your news from, and added preview function and shortcuts to buy or stream music.
“People will learn about [music] by artists and friends, and they love to share their discoveries,” said Michael Cerda, director of product in a written statement today . “Today we have to better music discovery and sharing on Facebook.”
After the introduction of Music Stories allows users to Facebook, to stream 30-second preview of the song, arranged with Spotify, ITunes, or Apple Music. From there, the song can be purchased or stream in full screen (depending on the service of the music) without departing from feeds.
Facebook has plans to expand the musical history there and to other platforms such as Android, however, Apple Music and functionality ITunes will almost certainly be missing in these versions. There is also talk about expanding to other music services, but no specifics have not been nailed down at this time.
This news comes a day after rumor Facebook launches its autonomous news app soon, indicating progress in the social media giant to be a one stop shop for online consumption. Unimpeded access to music was also a key element with Google, recent YouTube debut Red , which allows users to transfer music in the background by selecting Ad-Free video or included subscription to Google Play Music.