The Music app in iOS 13.5 lets you share Apple Music songs on Instagram Stories or Facebook Stories in a manner similar to a feature in the Spotify app that permits their customers to share song titles as interactive stories. Follow along with us as we show you how to share Apple Music songs on Instagram Stories or Facebook Stories.
Apple Music and Instagram Stories
Instagram has supported music in its interactive Stories feature since June 2018, and users are even allowed to pre-select a song and record a video to match, similar to the many lip-syncing apps out there . Wouldn’t it be great if you could share what you’re listening on Apple Music in much the same way with your followers on Instagram and Facebook?
Starting with iOS and iPadOS 13.5, you can.
This feature creates a slide that you can publish as an interactive story on Facebook or Instagram. The story displays album artwork along with a matching animated background, and your followers can tap the song name in the story to listen to it on Apple Music.
Follow along with our tutorial included right ahead for step-by-step instructions on how to share Apple Music songs on Instagram Stories and Facebook Stories.
How to share Apple Music songs on Instagram Stories and Facebook Stories
Do this to share any Apple Music song, album or playlist as an Instagram or Facebook Story:
- Open the Music app.
- Start listening to a song, album or playlist on Apple Music.
- Hit the three-dotted button in the mini-player.
- Tap the option Share from the list.
- Choose Instagram or Facebook from the share sheet.
- The app will generate an interactive story with the song/album/playlist name and a matching background before taking you to the Instagram or Facebook app. From there, adjust post audience and use the creative tools to add stickers, drawings and other interactive elements to pretty up your story. When satisfied, tap Share to Story to push the story live.
This cool feature is not limited to just songs because you are free to share whole albums and even playlists as interactive stories, including both curated and AI-generated playlists that are available on Apple Music such as the “Get Up! Mix” playlist.
Watch the animation by Jota Melo, embedded below, to see the whole process in action.
Saiu o primeiro beta do iOS 13.4.5! E agora você pode compartilhar músicas (além de álbuns e playlists) para as stories do Instagram e Facebook!! pic.twitter.com/hnYBuoV0Jt
— Jota Melo (@Jota) March 31, 2020
To reiterate, the ability to share Apple Music songs on Instagram Stories and Facebook Stories requires an iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 13.5 or an iPad with iPadOS 13.5 and newer.
The feature is currently unsupported in the Music app for macOS.
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