Facebook has announced the availability of two new music related services, namely Lip Sync Live and the ability for Facebook users to include music with copyright to the videos they upload on the social media platform. Lip Sync Live is a karaoke type service that will allow Facebook users to lip sync and sing along to their favourite songs in their Facebook Live streaming videos.
Lip Sync Live will initially only be available for Apple iOS devices.
Facebook Lip Sync Live
"Together with our amazing music partners, we've been building a foundation for new music experiences on Facebook. Today we gave an update on these efforts: we're starting to roll out the ability for people to add music to the personal videos they share and testing a new feature, Lip Sync Live. We’re just getting started. We look forward to continuing to work with the industry to bring music into the ways people share moments, memories and connect across our family of apps!" said Tamara Hrivnak, Head of Music Business Development & Partnerships at Facebook, in a post announcing the new music services.
Facebook has been in discussions for a while now as it started its music division and also trying to find ways of incorporating music with copyright into user generated content. Both Lip Sync Live and the ability to include music in videos shared on Facebook will initially only be available in some markets as the company says that it looks forward to making the services available "more broadly soon."
"We’re exploring more ways to bring music to Facebook. In the coming months, we’ll start testing options for adding the music you love to Facebook Stories. We’re looking forward to continuing to work with the music industry to create new ways for people to connect and express themselves through music across our family of apps."
At the time publishing it was not clear whether these services are available in any Afrikan country. We will update once we have any new information.
- 8 June 2018 - Speaking to iAfrikan, Facebook has said that both Lip Sync Live and the ability to include copyrighted music in user generated are being rolled out globally including across Afrika.