Facebook is listening: New feature allows music and TV shows to be recognised – and added to your newsfeed

by MARK PRIGG, Daily Mail UK  |  published on May 22, 2014

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Facebook is adding to ability to automatically listen and recognise music and TV shows its users are listening to.

Once a song or a show is recognised, a status update is posted.

The new feature, which must be activated by the user and is off by default, can even tell exactly which episode of a TV show is being watched.

‘You may have seen a friend post a photo after a tough workout with a ‘feeling proud’ icon, or you’ve seen your friend check in at a coffee shop “drinking an iced coffee,’ said Aryeh Selekman of Facebook.

‘In the last year, people shared more than 5 billion status updates that included these kinds of feelings and activities, sparking conversations with friends in a more visual way.

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