Now it looks like the company is planning to add a new feature that will let users add music to their Instagram Stories. Wong also notes that Instagram automatically detected a song she was now playing on her phone, and created a sticker for it. She told TechCrunch that Instagram automatically read the story, which was playing on her smartphone and suggested her a sticker.
Stories is a Snapchat-copied feature added by Facebook in Instagram that lets you post photos and videos with doodles, filters, masks and stickers overlay for only 24-hours.
In the coming weeks, Instagram will also bring video chat to its platform and give friends a new way to spend time together - even when they aren't actually together. This could essentially make that song a background music for the Stories.
Still on Instagram and new features, the company recently added a native payment feature to signal a new era in the area of ecommerce.
Days after announcing a new partnership to allow users to share what they're listening to in Instagram Stories or Instagram Direct straight from Spotify, comes a report from Techcrunch that code within the Instagram Android app points to more new music related features. Users will be able to share moments from a list of apps including Spotify and GoPro. However, Wong was unable to post a story with the music sticker.
It could also see the rise of lip syncing videos of the kind already popular on rival apps like musical.ly if launched officially. It is unclear if the feature will play full music or allow only a music clip. Tapping on it further presents the "Search Music" option along with different tabs like Trending, Moods and Genres.
The new music feature for Instagram is believed to have been made possible thanks to Facebook's licensing deals with major music labels. This feature is now limited to certain users. Last week, the app also received a payments feature integration.
I haven't spotted the new payments feature yet, but reports suggest that some users in the U.S. and the United Kingdom have started seeing it on the app.