New Facebook Music Identification Feature Sinks Shazam

facebook music identification featureFacebook Music Identification vs. Shazam

Facebook is now taking on Shazam. You probably have Shazam installed on your Android or iOS smartphone and if you don’t, I’m sure you know someone who does. Just in case you don’t know, Shazam is a way cool mobile app that recognizes music and TV around you.

The creators mission is to help people recognize and engage with the world around them. I love this app and so do the app’s 450 million other users. But…will we all love Facebook Music Identification? I’m thinking yes.

Facebook knows that the Shazam app and music identification are very popular. I wonder how many Facebook users who use the Facebook Mobile App also have Shazam on their device and use it regularly. Probably a bunch, which is why Facebook has created a “shazam like” app of their own.

No download required. It’s built right into Facebook. Damn, that’s genius Zuckerberg!


Identify TV and Music Instantly

If you log into your Facebook account, navigate to ‘settings’, and turn on this new feature (it’s off by default) you can use Facebook to identify TV and music anywhere just like you do when using Shazam. It’s so good it can even tell you the exact episode of a TV you’re watching.

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Here’s How It Works

Facebook uses the phone’s microphone to listen and recognize individual songs and TV episodes. When a user is writing a status update, and the feature is turned on, they’ll have the option to use the devices microphone to identify what song is playing or what show or movie is on TV.

The feature can be turned off at anytime by clicking an audio icon found in the top right of the page. If the feature is left on,
you’ll see the audio icon move and attempt to detect a match when you’re writing a status update. No audio or any sound is stored. Users have the ability to choose if you share the post with your friends.

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For an even better experience, check out this video demo of this new feature:



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