Facebook has announced today that it’s updating its iOS and Android app with a Shazam-like feature. The new update brings a new music, movie, and TV show recognition feature that if turned on will automatically detect what’s playing while you’re writing your status update.
Jump over the break to check out how this feature works…
- If you’ve turned the feature on, you’ll see an audio icon moving on the screen when you write a status update. If the feature finds a match, you can then choose to add the song, TV show or movie to your post.
- Like with any post, you choose who can see it. You can also turn the feature off at any time by clicking the audio icon in the top right of the screen.
- If you leave the feature on, you will see the audio icon move and attempt to detect a match when you’re writing a status update. No sound is stored and you’ll always get to choose whether you post to your friends.
- If you share music, your friends can see a 30-second preview of the song. For TV shows, the story in News Feed will highlight the specific season and episode you’re watching, so you can avoid any spoilers and join in conversations with your friends after you’ve caught up.
This feature will be available on Android and iOS in the US in the coming weeks. In the meantime take a look at the video below to see the update in action…