Snapchat finally adds the ability to add music to its snapshots (private or story), a novelty that has been expected since this summer. The application has just updated it for its users on iOS and we are still waiting to know when the novelty arrives on Android.
The currently affected users can therefore add a song to replace the original sound of their short recorded video. Obviously, the feature is reminiscent of TikTok and Instagram, although Snapchat doesn’t currently have a full catalog of singles.
Unlike Instagram, which has partnered with Spotify to access its streaming titles, Snapchat only appears to have worked with certain labels, and it will be some time before we see a list of enough titles to satisfy all tastes. Snapchat explains in a post that it still has the advantage of offering exclusive titles, like a Justin Bieber track added for the occasion.
Add tracks from your own repertoire
Despite its very similar functionality, Snapchat doesn’t follow Instagram’s logic. On the other hand, the application seems to be more inspired by TikTok and in particular the ability to add audio directly from the directory of our smartphone. According to Snapchat, forwarded by Engadgetthere would be a feature to add tracks internally to his smartphone ” In the following months “.
Another update the application is preparing for: the ability to share and integrate some of its content on other platforms. Since its inception, Snapchat has always evolved into a very closed ecosystem where Snapchat content could only be viewed and found on Snapchat. In order to be able to make itself known to a larger number, the application would now like to be opened.