Your next Spotify suggestion could come from Facebook Messenger

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Facebook Messenger uses an AI assistant called 'M' to suggest Uber rides and remind you to pay a friend back. But M now has a new task — to suggest what music you should listen to on Spotify

M will step in with the suggestions when you mention related phrases in your conversations. Just type "play music" or "listen to music" or another variety of that. M will catch on and display "Find Music."

The bot is even smart enough to ask if you want to listen to an artist just with the mention of their name. You don't even have to type out anything about playing their songs for "Listen to Big Gigantic" prompt to come up. Read more...

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You can now share Spotify music inside of Facebook Messenger

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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...

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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...

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