Facebook has decided to begin rolling out a new feature to its suite of video features, which is Lip Sync Live. The social media giant has said that it had been looking for ways to allow its users to express themselves with music, and have already partnered with various companies to do just that. But now, Facebook is introducing Lip Sync Live, and it is exactly what it sounds like. It allows you to lip sync music on Facebook Live. Which is a pretty interesting feature to rollout, and it’s likely rolling out now after the Lip Sync Battle TV show had become so popular.
In its blog post today, Facebook said that it is working the music industry to allow people to include music in their videos on Facebook. This is important as Facebook is going to need to pay royalties to these record labels and artists, something that streaming music services are having trouble doing themselves. There are plenty of songs available with Lip Sync Live already, like “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses, “Havana” by Camila Cabello, and even “God’s Plan” by Drake. It’s pretty easy to start Lip Sync Live, just choose that option when you are starting your Live video and you’ll be good to go. You can then select a song from the list, and add a description as well as being able to customize your video.
Lip Sync Live is beginning to roll out now, with a full roll out expected in a few weeks. Facebook has also said that it is working with the music industry to create new ways for its users to express themselves with music. Obviously, Facebook wants to make sure that artists are getting paid for their music, as they should be, which is why Facebook is working closely with the music industry. Though this could also be the start of Facebook releasing a streaming music service.