Instagram has made a new addition of lyrics feature to the music sticker section. The feature rolls out to all users in regions where Instagram Music option is actively used. The feature is active in the US, Germany, and France as of now. Singer Billie Eilish also demoed how the feature works in one of her stories. It will allow users to display song lyrics on screen enabling viewers to sing in sync like karaoke system. The feature has been introduced to compete with TikTok, a lip-syncing app which has gained immense popularity among the youth.
Today we are bringing lyrics to the music sticker so you can express yourself and share the mood of any moment. Try it in your story and learn more here: https://t.co/snnxyPYxtG pic.twitter.com/0KMcy5kUD1
— Instagram (@instagram) 6 June 2019
Instagram announced the new feature on Twitter. Eilish used it in her Instagram Stories to announce the feature. Users should check if they are on an updated version of Instagram if they can’t see the new feature. Users must select the Music lens type before they shoot or use the Music Sticker after. You can choose a song, and if the lyrics are available, they will pop-up on the screen also helping you to cue the segment of the song you want to play. You may as well change the animation style of the lyrics before publishing. There are different styles like traditional karaoke teleprompter, a typewriter version that preserves mystery by revealing lyrics along, and a big flashy billboard font.
Instagram explains – “Add a music sticker and search for a song. If the song is available, you can choose different fonts and designs for them. It can edit which part of the song you want to play. When someone peeks into your story, they can tap lyrics to learn more about the artist or listen to more of the variants.”
To allow uninterrupted usage of services, Instagram has added a data-saver feature for Android users only. The feature would give people the ability to control their data usage and increase the speed for loading images.