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Facebook announces lip sync feature with licensed music for Live videos

Lip Sync Live is the result of a partnership between Facebook and Universal Music Group

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Facebook has begun rolling out ‘Lip Sync Live,’ a new feature that allows users to lip sync to popular licensed songs in Live videos.

A full list of songs hasn’t been revealed, although Facebook says users will be able to jam out to the likes of “Welcome to The Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses, “Havana” by Camila Cabello, “Happier” by Ed Sheeran and “God’s Plan” by Toronto’s own Drake.

Lip Sync Live is the result of a multi-year agreement announced in December 2017 between Facebook and Universal Music Group that allows for licensed music to be used on Facebook, Instagram and Oculus platforms.

In addition to Lip Sync Live, Facebook is now testing a feature that lets users include music in their videos on Facebook. While the feature is only available in “several markets” at the moment, Facebook says it will make it “available more broadly soon.”

In the coming months, Facebook will also begin testing music in stories.

Source: Facebook

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