• Facebook Launches New Optional Feature Set to Listen for TV and Music When Posting



    Facebook recently launched a new optional feature that allows it iPhone application to use the device’s microphone to listen for and identify television and music content when posting a status update. The feature is said to make it easier to say that they are watching a particular show or listening to a certain song and share that information with their friends. Upon updating the Facebook app, users are presented with an explanation as to how the feature works and given the option to turn it on.

    To utilize the new listening option, users can begin to create a status update then click on the “mood” icon. The app will then begin listening to identify any content playing and users can then select the song or TV show or quickly share it with their friend. If a user decides to turn the feature off, they can do so by tapping the audio icon at the top right of the screen. If the functionality is left on, the audio icon will move and attempt to detect a match when a user is writing their status update.


    Facebook stated that none of the sound data is saved and users are given the choice whether to share with their friends once content is identified. The update will also allow friends to hear a 30-second preview of a song once it has been posted to Facebook while television matches will detail the specific season and episode being viewed. Such capabilities have been present in iOS applications for years but the recent update marks the first time that Facebook has entered the fray.

    Source: iTunes
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Facebook Launches New Optional Feature Set to Listen for TV and Music When Posting started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 1 Comment
    1. digzz's Avatar
      digzz -
      I'm in the UK ain't had no update with this feature.
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