Snapshots are a great way to share the best moments of your day. Don’t these moments deserve a sick soundtrack? If you want to add music to your past snapshots, you need to find a way to have the melodies play in the background before taking a snapshot. This is no longer the case as you can now add songs to your Snaps right from within Snapchat itself.
This news is exciting for all of us Snapchat users, but not necessarily revolutionary. Instagram has had this option for a long time via the Music Sticker and has a live lyrics function. In addition, the function of Instagram filled with song choices, while Snapchat only has 20 at the time of this writing. Still better late than never, Snapchat.
Snap Inc. began beta testing the new music feature in Australia and New Zealand on October 1
Step 1: choose a sound
Adding sounds is a simple process. First, open the Snapchat camera and tap the “Sounds” button (in the form of a musical note) in the upper right corner. If you don’t see it right away, tap the chevron to expand the menu. You can add a sound before or after recording. The process is almost identical in both cases. So you don’t have to repeat a snapshot if you forget to add a sound first.
Tapping the Sounds button will bring up a list of recommended songs. Unlike Instagram, you can’t search for specific songs – what you see is what you get. However, according to Snap Inc., the company has contracts with music publishers and labels. So expect these options to increase.
Snap now has multi-year agreements with major and independent music publishers and labels including Warner Music Group, Merlin (including its independent label members), NMPA, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Kobalt, and BMG Music Publishing. Sony Music Entertainment is currently lacking in Snapchat Sounds.
You can tap the play button next to any song in the list to preview it. When you’re happy with the selection, tap Next or tap the song itself to add it to your Snap.
Step 2: Select a section of the song to play
Once the sound has been added, you can adjust the part of the song that is playing by dragging the waveforms left or right. If you add the audio before taking a snapshot, you have the option to hear your preview with a play button. Sounds added after a Snap don’t have this button because Snapchat will automatically play the song in your Snap Preview.
If you add the sound before taking the snapshot, just record your video or take your photo as you normally would. When you record a video, you can see the audio playing at the same time. When you take a photo, Snapchat will automatically apply the sound to your photo. When you add the sound after this When recording a video, use the check mark icon to save your selection.
Step 3: edit the New Sounds sticker
Here the song turns into a sticker that allows you to move around the screen freely. It acts like any other Snapchat sticker, so you can resize it, flip it, pin it, etc.
Step 4: remove the sound
If you find that you don’t like the selected sound, you can easily delete it. Simply drag the sticker to the bottom of the screen over the trash can icon that appears and release. Snapchat then clears the sound from your Snap. Alternatively, tap the Sounds button again, then choose Remove Sound.
Friends who receive your Snap or followers who see it on your story can swipe up to see more information about the song, such as: B. the album cover, the song title and the artist. They can even click through to listen to the song on their platforms like Spotify, Apple Music and SoundCloud.
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