In an effort to further diversify the content of status updates (which consist 115% of political arguments and babies being cute), Facebook is working on a way to help users share what they're listening to with others. No, the social network won't turn into a file-sharing site, but it should at least help friends give some attention to the same artists or performers you enjoy.


When writing a status update, users will have the option to enable their microphone and have the app listen to whatever's playing. As long as the feature's enabled, an audio icon will display as you type your new status. If the app picks up on a TV show, song, or the like, it will prompt you to add it to your post. For music, Facebook will share 30 seconds of the song with your friends. With TV shows, it will display which season and episode you are watching.

Look for the feature to roll out in the weeks ahead.

Source: Facebook

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

    "We can't identify background noise or conversation" - bullshit. You are _saying you won't_. If I'm speaking loud enough of course you can.

  • Kylecore

    soooo now they know more about my life then i want and the app is literally on and listening all the time and draining my phone even more.
    Great move facebook, time to start just using the mobile site again.

  • Hayden Lewis

    And... Only available in the US again

    • Serge Cebrian

      of course, only the us has TV shows and music

    • HolyFreakingCrap

      I love when people make asinine comments like this. Facebook is an American company so its a given that any crap services they offer will be available only for the US to start with. We call it "US" for a reason.

    • Roger Siegenthaler

      They said it's only for now ;). Let the US be the beta-tester world for us :D

  • UniBroW

    Someone at the NSA just got a chubby reading this post

  • HolyFreakingCrap

    Fuck facebook.