Instagram may soon offer a soundtrack for your Stories

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According to a tip received by TechCrunch from Twitter user Jane Manchun Wong, this feature automatically detects the song that's playing on the phone and creates a sticker for it which you could probably add to your Stories or posts so that viewers can listen to it when they come across it.

It looks like Instagram could soon begin allowing users to add music to Stories. With music stickers, Instagram Stories will become an even stronger competitor to Snapchat.

The code further reveals an unreleased "Search Music" feature built-in beside its location and friend-mention sticker search options inside Instagram Stories. Spotify also seems to be a likely candidate because Facebook, Instagram's parent company, has integrated Spotify to its platform in 2011. Wong also notes that Instagram automatically detected a song she was now playing on her phone, and created a sticker for it.

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Tabs for Genres, Moods and Trending were also found lurking in the code. Musical.ly clips are already being shared a lot on Instagram and adding this native music stickers feature could have an impact on Musical.ly's user base, as pointed out by 9To5Mac.

We'll have to wait and see when the new feature gets introduced, but it's clear that Instagram has designs on keeping its users as engaged as possible with the platform.

She reports that Instagram crashed when she tried to post anything using the latest feature, which is still full of glitches. Codes within the Instagram app have outed new features before, including the new Focus mode and the Video Chat feature. This would tie in quite well with Facebook's recent push for enabling users of third-party services, such as Spotify, GoPro, and SoundCloud to share content from these apps to their Facebook and Instagram Stories. The in-app payments feature will enable you to register your debit or credit card as part of your profile. As of now, the payments feature is available only for a select people in the United States and is only in beta. Unlike WhatsApp, the feature is only for e-commerce purposes and not for peer to peer payments.

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