The soundtrack to your life?

All the latest social media news, including: Facebook soundtracks your life, sort of, and Instagram lets you show off your SoundCloud mixtape in stories.

All the latest social media news, including: Facebook soundtracks your life, sort of, and Instagram lets you show off your SoundCloud mixtape in stories.

Facebook adds music to your profile and Stories

Ever wanted to add a soundtrack to your life? Well now you can. Well, with the bits of your life you put on Facebook, anyway.

Facebook is offering several new ways for users to incorporate music into their on-site in a Myspace style approach. The company plans to add the ability to listen to music on Stories and Profiles.

Not a new thing as Instagram have been doing so for a few months, interesting to see how these features play out. More here.

Instagram’s new partnership with SoundCloud

SoundCloud has announced a deal with Instagram, which will see its new Instagram Stories feature integrated with the music platform.

The new feature enables Instagram users to share tracks from SoundCloud to their Instagram ‘Story’ by tapping ‘Share’ on the SoundCloud menu and selecting “Share to Instagram Stories.”

Interesting insights

According to new research, the average person will now spend 5 years of his or her life on social media. That’s more time than they’ll spend eating, socializing, and grooming. The team from The Manifest recently surveyed 627 social media users to learn more about the channels they prefer, how frequently they’re active online, and how they access each platform.

And there are some important findings of relevance for digital marketers in the report.

Facebook recommendations feature to Groups

In a bid to continue to enhance group experience, Facebook had added a new ‘Recommendations’ panel to Groups, which collects a listing of all the Pages and businesses that group members recommend. This could help facilitate sharing and discovery within trusted communities.

Not a huge update, but a relevant one, with implications for business discovery – especially considering that more than a billion Facebook users (and growing) actively engage within groups.

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