Instagram continue their venture into the music market with 'music stickers'

Instagram continue their venture into the music market with 'music stickers'

Wong also told TechCrunch that Instagram automatically detected a song she was now playing on her phone and created a sticker for it.

In an APK teardown of the Instagram Android app, TechCrunch contributor Ishan Agarwal was able to find a code that suggests users will soon be able to add "music stickers" to their Instagram Stories. However, Wong was unable to post a story with the music sticker.

A new track identification service was also found buried in the code, meaning Instagram could soon display a track's name and the artist behind it. Spotify also seems to be a likely candidate because Facebook, Instagram's parent company, has integrated Spotify to its platform in 2011. clips are already being shared a lot on Instagram and adding this native music stickers feature could have an impact on's user base, as pointed out by 9To5Mac.

That said, we might also see Instagram partnering with some music services for this feature, similar to what it did with GIPHY for GIF stickers. However, it could be a bigger threat to Musically, an app meant for lip syncing to music.

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She reports that Instagram crashed when she tried to post anything using the latest feature, which is still full of glitches. Tapping on it further presents the "Search Music" option along with different tabs like Trending, Moods and Genres. Now it looks like the company is planning to add a new feature that will let users add music to their Instagram Stories.

The ability to add song to your posts could be borne out of a deal which Facebook signed with some major record labels. The feature works in such a way that once you pick a song and add it as a music sticker to your Story then a clip of that song will play while people watch your story. Last week, the app also received a payments feature integration. As of now, the payments feature is available only for a select people in the U.S. and is only in beta.

I haven't spotted the new payments feature yet, but reports suggest that some users in the United States and the UK have started seeing it on the app.

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