Facebook is letting people share 30-second song clips with one another via a new sharing tool on the social network.
Called ‘Music Stories’, the service is aimed at “enabling better music discovery and sharing”.
The previews will be streamed from Spotify and Apple Music and fans can link through to buy or save the music.
It means Facebook will allow its users to listen and share music they like, without leaving the app.
There are also plans underway to add other music streaming services to the feature.
Music sharing is one of the most fought over parts of the tech world right now, along with the battle for video views.
In August, Vine announced it was taking on Shazam with a new music feature which allows users to work out what tracks are being played in a Vine.
We’re introducing “Music Stories” today to enable better music discovery and sharing on Facebook. The new post format allows people to listen to previews on Facebook from Apple Music and Spotify. You can read more about it on Facebook for Media: http://media.fb.com/blog
Posted by Music on Facebook on Thursday, 5 November 2015