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Spotify and Apple Music will soon be integrated into Messenger

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Spotify and Apple Music will soon be integrated into Messenger

At Facebook's F8 developer conference on Tuesday, a new Messenger feature was unveiled. According David Marcus, VP of Messaging Products at Facebook, a Spotify and Apple Music integration will be coming “very soon” to Messenger. “Music on Messenger is going to be a good thing this year,” also added Marcus.

The integration will let you choose Spotify or Apple Music from Messenger's built-in apps list, search for an artist or song and share the music straight into the chat itself, without opening any third-party apps at all. Once shared, the music can be played right in the Messenger chat, so the receiver of your message will not have to open Spotify or Apple Music either.

What wasn't made clear during the presentation was whether the music playback will be synchronized between chat participants, but we doubt this is the actual purpose of the feature. It is probably meant for users to have an easier time sharing music they discovered with their friends.

Also, no other music services were mentioned during the presentation. That being said, the integration of Spotify and Apple Music is based on Messenger's so-called Chat Extensions, which are open to third-party developers, so we wouldn't be surprised if other music streaming platforms take it upon themselves to develop Messenger extensions for their services.

via TheNextWeb

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posted on 20 Apr 2017, 03:49 3

1. whattab (Posts: 9; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)

Can Facebook chill with the constant barrage of new Messenger features? The app went from being a stellar messaging app to an obnoxious monstrosity almost overnight. If I wanted Snapchat, I would be on Snapchat (hell, I'm not even on FB anymore - kudos to them, however, for making the recent change allowing you to still use Messenger after deactivating your account).

Facebook openly admits that it's become the social media go-to for "older people" and that's why they bought Instagram - it serves a different group. So can you stop adding all these hideous features that actually hinder the speed of the user?

We are always accidentally opening the camera now. Stop asking if I want to add every photo I send to "My Day" (again, I'm not on Snapchat for a reason).

The money transfer thing was gimmicky but alright. I don't need to book a ride through Messenger. I don't need to thumbs up or add a crying emojis to someone's message. It was obnoxious when they implemented it on iMessage and it still obnoxious on now on Messenger.

Instead of continually adding new features, why not fix a major source of irritation for users that you've blatantly ignored for years? Give up the option of turning off the read receipt or allow us to hide when we were "Last Active".

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 04:27 2

2. Settings (Posts: 2305; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)

If you're on Android you can downgrade your Facebook apps.

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 06:07

3. whattab (Posts: 9; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)

Yeah? Further tips would be appreciated. I'll be back on Android today when my S8+ arrives. I swore I wasn't go back to Galaxy, but I played with the S8 at Best Buy and got a total nerd boner. I need adult supervision.

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 07:21 2

5. Settings (Posts: 2305; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)

Final Fb messenger with no stories is version
My fb app with no stories is version
Apkmirror.com is where you can download them.

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 07:11 1

4. xondk (Posts: 1904; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)

Praise the almighty bloated app?

It already hammers phones insanely, I doubt this will help, it is insanely ineffective and seems to gather any and all data it can.

posted on 21 Apr 2017, 11:01

6. Spyro (Posts: 226; Member since: 29 Mar 2017)

Facebook should stop bloating their apps. The My Day feature is utter useless and teens are the only ones using it.

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