Better late than never! Snapchat launches sounds, a feature you can use to add music to your Snaps and Stories. Thousands of songs are available on Snapchat, including an unreleased song by Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco called “Lonely”
To use sounds, take a snapshot and press the little music icon (🎵) in the lower right corner of your screen. You can choose from selected songs or search for a song you like. People viewing your Snap with Sounds can swipe up to see the album art, song title, and artist name. Viewers can also press “Play This Song” to view the song on the streaming platform of their choice.
Sounds are pretty straightforward compared to Instagram and Tiktok’s music features. Instagram lets you add animated lyrics to stories with music, and TikTok lets users post audio tracks that other users can enjoy.
Nevertheless, Snapchat lays a strong foundation with sounds. The feature looks neat and already contains thousands of titles from most major publishers. In the Snapchat press release, the company notes that users may soon have the option to record and share their own TikTok-style sounds.