Facebook and Instagram Stories adds Spotify integration

02 May, 2018, 01:57 | Author: Harriet Bell
  • Facebook and Instagram Stories open to sharing from other apps		
		
	Josh Constine

       @	   
   	8 hours

The feature is rolling it out now, with Instagram stating more apps with Story integration are coming soon.

Instagram has unveiled some new updates that will give users even more from the social media app. Starting today, users can share what they're listening to directly from the Spotify app instead of screenshotting a song or album and uploading the photo to their story. You can also share GoPro videos from the GoPro app to Instagram in a similar fashion.

Of course, there's no guarantee that any of these features will make their way to Instagram, as they're now just in testing. Tuesday they announced that Instagram is set to transform with several new features set to "improve" the app. This can be initiated by tapping the video icon at the top corner of any Direct Message thread whether its with another individual or “a small group”. Video chat will be available in Instagram Direct and will empower both one-on-one and group conversations.

In addition to these video chats, Instagram is also getting an improved Explore tab, and a new filter to protect users from bullying comments.

Nichols (NICL) Price Target Raised to GBX 1540
Los Angeles Cap Mgmt And Equity Rech has invested 0.11% in SINA Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA). 1,341 are held by Barclays Pcl. It operates through Roadside Assistance, Insurance Services, Driving Services, and Insurance Underwriting divisions.

UN Security Council pledges to help Rohingya return
They will seek to push the Myanmar government to implement those requests, diplomats said. Bangladesh's acting foreign secretary, M.

NFL Draft winners: 10 teams that crushed it
Several players took turns in making the defensive play calls last season. "We value his position versatility", Pace said. After last season, the Bears chose not to exercise the $8 million option on 2017 starting left guard, Josh Sitton.

Voice and video calling are very popular on WhatsApp, and we're excited to share that group calling will be coming in the months ahead. We know, many people already do this by simply taking screenshots of their music and pulling the image from their camera roll; however, this new feature will not only save users time, it'll also save some much-needed storage space. The new Explore will organize suggested content into relevant topic channels, making iteasier than ever to browse across your interests, while going deeper into any specific area. You won't have to connect your Instagram account to either app in order to access the feature and you can send your post to either your story or someone in your DMs. That means you turn any video into a National Basketball Association dunkcam or add a cloud of hearts and Pomeranians to fluff up your photo. That let developers push stories about your in-app activity to Facebook's ticker and News Feed. More apps will be adding the sharing to Stories feature soon.

Facebook also announced today that it is opening up its camera effects platform - announced during last year's F8 conference - to Instagram in closed beta. If you find a topic you like, you can see related hashtags.

We're redesigning Explore to make it easier to discover things you're interested in.

Recommended:

  • Louis Tomlinson proud to share name with Prince Louis

    Louis Tomlinson proud to share name with Prince Louis

    As in the past, the Duchess had a quick labour and Prince Louis was born at 11.01 at 8lbs 7oz. He will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge.
    Nikol Pashinyan officially nominated for Armenian PM

    Nikol Pashinyan officially nominated for Armenian PM

    Rallies continued as the opposition demands an interim prime minister, who will not be from the ruling party. A candidate needs 53 votes to get elected.
    Cardinal George Pell to face trial on sex abuse charges

    Cardinal George Pell to face trial on sex abuse charges

    Pell pleaded not guilty on May 1 after being ordered to stand trial on multiple historical sexual offence charges in Australia. Many sessions were closed to the public, which is standard practice in Victoria in sexual offence cases.
  • Bills to hold open competition with Josh Allen, other QBs

    Bills to hold open competition with Josh Allen, other QBs

    Allen's inaccuracy as a thrower against marginal competition makes him a risk that many teams wouldn't want to take. Buffalo does have Kelvin Benjamin returning after playing through much of last season with a knee injury.
    Trump to visit United Kingdom  on 13 July, White House confirms

    Trump to visit United Kingdom on 13 July, White House confirms

    The State Department retweeted the post of British top diplomat Boris Johnson that announced the visit, Xinhua reported . Mr Paisley tweeted that Mr Trump would be 'welcomed by those who care for great UK-USA trade and political relations.
    Golden State Killer Threatened 'A Load Of Death' On Neighbors' Dog

    Golden State Killer Threatened 'A Load Of Death' On Neighbors' Dog

    "He'd say 'do you want me to kill you?' and I said 'I don't care.' And I just knew I wasn't going to give him that satisfaction". The case gained renewed interest when McNamara started posting her research on the case on her website True Crime Diary .
  • Tornado watch issued for central Kansas

    Tornado watch issued for central Kansas

    North Dakota recognizes this week as Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week - a reminder that severe weather is not far away. A strong and slow-moving storm system has already brought a first round of severe weather to the Great Plains.
    Juve pip Inter with late goals

    Juve pip Inter with late goals

    It is very hard to win at San Siro and the lads put in an extraordinary performance. Minutes later Vecino was shown red for a foul on Mario Mandzukic .
    Kelly calls 'BS' on report he called Trump an idiot

    Kelly calls 'BS' on report he called Trump an idiot

    Kelly has referred to Trump as an "idiot" multiple times, four officials who say they've witnessed the remarks told NBC . In his statement , Kelly said that their President have a strong and trusting relationship.
  • Denied Power, Armenian Opposition Leader Urges Nationwide Strikes

    Denied Power, Armenian Opposition Leader Urges Nationwide Strikes

    They also accuse Sarkisian and his dominant Republican Party of widespread corruption and failing to raise living standards. Pashinyan has said that the main task of any interim government is organizing the next parliamentary elections.
    Sad end for British toddler at center of legal tussle

    Sad end for British toddler at center of legal tussle

    Luca Zaia, said that in Alfie, the "so-called civilized world has supplied the latest proof of enormous incivility". Earlier this month, Thomas Evans met with Pope Francis in Rome and asked the pontiff to see his son in Liverpool.
    Chris Campbell sixth Nittany Lion picked in 2018 NFL Draft

    Chris Campbell sixth Nittany Lion picked in 2018 NFL Draft

    Center is certainly Cole's best position , but the truth is, he could probably play guard and tackle in addition to center. In March, Bradford signed a one-year deal worth $20 million with a second-year option for an additional $20 million.


Popular

IPL Cricket: Watson and Dhoni star as Super Kings go top
Shane Watson and MS Dhoni both struck magnificent half-centuries to move CSK one step closer to securing a playoff berth. In the match, Watson and Dhoni gave a class in power hitting while helping CSK to 211 for 4 after put to bat by Delhi.

Starting XI: Real Madrid v Bayern
Tolisso forced another save from Navas before Rodriguez had another effort blocked as Bayern sought a clinching goal. Keylor Navas made a spectacular save on David Alaba from a tight angle just moments after Madrid's goal .

Swipe Right: Facebook Just Announced It's Launching a Dating App (Sort Of)
The announcement sent the stock of Match Group , which owns properties such as Tinder , OkCupid, and Match.com, down 18 percent. That could potentially allow it to match people more effectively than rival sites with less data at their fingertips.

Burning Skyscraper Collapsed in Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo state Governor Marcio Franca told the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper that it was legally hard to remove squatters . He did not provide details and was whisked away by security as several people shouted obscenities at him.

10 interesting facts about Great Barrier Reef
These have been recorded in 2016, and 2017 and almost 900 miles of the UNESCO World Heritage site has been affected. The Australian government this week announced its largest-ever single investment in Great Barrier Reef protection.

Saudi Arabia's Grand Entertainment Resort, Twice As Big As Disney World
For years, Saudi Arabia has made normalizing relationships with Israel contingent on Tel Aviv's withdrawal from those lands. Saudi Arabia now doesn't officially recognize Israel - although the two powers have a common interest in combating Iran.

Congress politics blocked development in Karnataka, says Modi
Parameshwara, Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, AICC General Secretary In-charge of the State K.C. A person then informed the singer to cut short the national song, thereby disrespecting Vande Mataram.

WOW air recruiting for two global travel guides
The video should be submitted on travelguide.wowair.com before May 14, with the winners set to be announced just four days later. The lucky victor will be announced on May 18th and your travel mission will begin on June 1st and end on August 15th.

Israel border: Three Palestinians killed, Gaza officials say
The protest movement is officially independent but has the backing of Hamas , which has fought three wars with Israel since 2008. After dark, Hamas said an Israeli drone fired missiles at two boats moored off the Gaza shore and caused damage.

Pompeo becomes U.S. secretary of state amid Iran, N Korea issues
Pompeo , a former Army officer who was a Republican congressman, is regarded as a Trump loyalist with hawkish world views. Trump said he was pleased by Pompeo's confirmation, calling him a "patriot" with "immense talent, energy and intellect".