UK markets close in 7 hours 14 minutes
  • FTSE 100

    5,835.04
    -54.18 (-0.92%)
     
  • FTSE 250

    17,839.85
    -89.35 (-0.50%)
     
  • AIM

    973.26
    +0.32 (+0.03%)
     
  • GBP/EUR

    1.1005
    +0.0060 (+0.55%)
     
  • GBP/USD

    1.3055
    +0.0108 (+0.84%)
     
  • BTC-GBP

    9,326.30
    +791.96 (+9.28%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    244.94
    +6.03 (+2.52%)
     
  • S&P 500

    3,443.12
    +16.20 (+0.47%)
     
  • DOW

    28,308.79
    +113.37 (+0.40%)
     
  • CRUDE OIL

    41.12
    -0.58 (-1.39%)
     
  • GOLD FUTURES

    1,924.80
    +9.40 (+0.49%)
     
  • NIKKEI 225

    23,639.46
    +72.42 (+0.31%)
     
  • HANG SENG

    24,770.78
    +201.24 (+0.82%)
     
  • DAX

    12,651.26
    -85.69 (-0.67%)
     
  • CAC 40

    4,901.40
    -27.88 (-0.57%)
     

Snapchat users can now add music to posts

Martyn Landi, PA Technology Correspondent
·1-min read

Snapchat users on Apple’s iOS can now add music to their posts for the first time, as the social media platform reignites its rivalry with Instagram and TikTok.

The photo and video-sharing app will allow users to add popular songs to their Snaps either before or after they capture them.

Snapchat said recipients of those Snaps will be able to link to their music streaming platform of choice to hear the full version.

Snapchat
The app will allow users to add popular songs to their Snap (Lauren Hurley/PA)

The feature is similar to existing tools on rival fellow media-sharing apps Instagram and TikTok.

Snapchat also confirmed that it was currently testing the ability for users to create their own sounds for adding to posts, and said this feature would be rolling out globally in the coming months.

However, the company has not confirmed when the feature would be available to Android users.

According to Snapchat’s latest figures, more than four billion Snaps are created every day in the app.

In a further swipe at its rivals, Snapchat said it reached 90% of all 13 to 14-year-olds in the United States, which it claims is more than Facebook, Instagram and Messenger combined.

The new sounds tool is also set to include a featured sounds list which, to mark its launch, includes an exclusive preview of Justin Bieber’s new song Lonely, before the singer’s new album is released on Friday.