Facebook Messenger threads are about to get a lot more musical.
Facebook added a new Spotify integration to its messaging platform, the company announced Wednesday. The new feature allows people to share playlists and songs with friends inside of conversations on Messenger.
The integration doesn't allow you to actually play Spotify music inside of Messenger, at least not yet, but it does allow you to share tracks, playlists and artists within message threads. You can add Spotify tracks to messages from the "..." menu and selecting it from the list of apps. Read more...More about Facebook, Social Media, Tech, Spotify, and Facebook Messenger
Videos, pictures and news — Facebook is big in all three. Now, it's testing the waters in music.
Facebook has introduced Music Stories, a new discovery tool that will let users post 30-second clips of their favorite songs and albums to the News Feed
Music can be posted from either Apple Music or Spotify and will play within Facebook. Michael Cerda, director of product at Facebook, said in a blog post that other streaming services will be added soon
Music Stories will only appear on Facebook's iOS app and will be rolling out around the world on Thursday. Facebook is working on adding the feature for Android users as well as for desktop users. Read more...More about Facebook, Streaming Music, Spotify, Business, and Media
Today was April Fools' Day, which means you probably got punked online (a lot). But it also means that the month of April is finally here, and with it comes major music festivals like Coachella and Lollapalooza (the one in Chile).
Artists like The Black Keys, Crystal Castles, Passion Pit and even Nas will all be making their way to various venues and cities around the world as the 2013 music festival season heats up. If country is more your thing, you can check out bands like Lady Antebellum and the Zac Brown Band at Country Thunder Arizona or the California-based Stagecoach festival. The New Orleans Jazz Festival will also bring talent south-bound as the end of the month approaches. Read more...More about Music, Community, Spotify, Music Monday, and Social Media