MENA users can now add their favorite music to Facebook, Instagram stories

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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US-based social media behemoth Facebook has stated that the users in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region will now be able to use its “music on Facebook and Instagram” feature.

The feature, which was introduced globally in October 2018, allows Facebook and Instagram users to add music to their images and videos on their posts, which are short user-generated multimedia collections that can be posted to the users’ Facebook account.

Facebook said in a statement, “We see music as a core part of the future of entertainment on Facebook and Instagram.”

“People have always come to Facebook and Instagram to express themselves and be entertained … we are focused on bringing music into the ways people share, connect and express themselves,” the social media giant added.

Shortly after its global launch, Facebook’s music functionality was made available in Egypt, the Arab world’s most populous region. The service was an instant success in Egypt, the company said.

The company is collaborating with local and international creators and music partners to enable users to “connect and share how they feel through music across the Facebook family of apps.”

To add a song to images and videos in Instagram or Facebook stories, open the camera or choose a picture or video from your gallery, click the sticker icon, and then select the music sticker. Users can browse through a library of songs, pick one, and highlight a section of it in their stories. If lyrics are available for the album, they will appear automatically.

Furthermore, the latest feature also enables users to add music to their Facebook profiles. The track will be played when people visit their profile and they can also visit the artist’s page by clicking on the music.

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