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Facebook unveils new app that will recognize songs and TV shows

Facebook's latest iOS and Android apps for the US have a TV and song recognition feature built-in that will add links to your status updates.

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Shane McGlaun
Published Thu, May 22 2014 6:32 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Facebook has pulled the wraps off a new app that has the ability to identify the songs and TV shows you are listening to. Once the songs or TV shows are identified, the app will post them to your Facebook status. This new feature is available in the latest version of Facebook for iOS and Android.

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The audio recognition feature will begin listening to what you are hearing as soon as you start typing a status. Facebook designed the new feature to help you identify what you are hearing or watching and to make it easy to update people on what you are doing.

If users opt into the feature, a badge will pop up over the Facebook feelings button that looks like a small smiley face. A link to the corresponding Facebook page for the song or show will be added to your status. The new feature is offered for iOS and Android users in the US now.

Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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