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Instagram Stories to Get Music Stickers Soon, APK Teardown Tips

Instagram Stories to Get Music Stickers Soon, APK Teardown Tips

The new features were uncovered by Ishan Agarwal, a 15-year-old tech enthusiast who has made his name uncovering hidden gems in Instagram's programming.

According to a report by TechCrunch, Instagram is testing music features like auto-song detection and music stickers. However, Wong was unable to post a story with the music sticker.

A new Instagram code has revealed the next big thing the company is planning to add to Stories.

The new feature was found in the app's code, indicating that the ability to add music to your Stories is not that far. Well now, the latest addition to these features is auto-song detection and music stickers.

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As of the moment, it still remains unclear how the feature will work. Codes within the Instagram app have outed new features before, including the new Focus mode and the Video Chat feature.

The code also seems to illustrate that these stickers will also act as a way to give users the chance to listen to the song, effectively turning your photo or video into an amateur music video if you so wish. There's also speculation that these stickers will allows users to search through a database of songs that can then be stuck to an Instagram Story in some way. A user named Jane Manchun Wong was successfully able to test the feature, and claims Instagram crashed when she tried to post anything using the music stickers. Per the screenshot shared by TechCrunch, users will be able to choose from three differently categorised sections under the sticker. These deals allow their music to be used in "video and other social experiences across Facebook, Instagram, and Oculus". With the new Payments feature, users will be able to store their card details and purchase directly from the app without having to leave the app. There will be a trending section, with songs that are most popular among the users, another section based on the mood and a third based on genre.

Recently, Instagram's parent company Facebook has signed deals with some of the largest record labels in the world, including Sony, Warner and Universal.


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