Recently, TikTok launched the ability to use lip-syncing, which led to the inclusion of this social network in the top rating of the most popular platforms among young people, even ahead of Instagram. In turn, a subsidiary of Facebook announced the innovation that affected the Stories. Now users can connect the karaoke function, which provides for the display of the lyrics used in the video Story with Music sticker. This new feature will allow music creators to attract more listeners, as well as give fans the opportunity to synchronize with their favourite track, singing along to the artist. Moreover, such visualization makes amateur MTV content more attractive and affordable.
Teenager Billie Eilish, who is a popular scare-pop artist, starred in a demo video for Story lyrics, thereby promoting the new Instagram feature. This video can be viewed by users of countries that have access to Instagram Music. These countries include Germany, France and the United States and this list is gradually expanding.
To use this innovation, you need to decide on the Music lens type. It can be either Boomerang or another popular option. After this, as before, you need to select the desired genre and the desired song. To do this, pop-up tips will appear on the screen to help you with the choice that suits your preference and taste. Having made a choice, you will be able to choose a karaoke genre/ style with the appropriate animation for playing words, for example, a teleprompter, a typewriter version, and something like that. Each of which has its unique style.
The Instagram spokesperson said that Instagram Music is one of the best additions to the existing ecosystem. In addition to the ability to add music to Stories, sharing with friends or directly communicate with their artists, Instagram wants to give its users the ability to add songs with lyrics directly over the video on the screen in Stories.
It is interesting to note that, all the innovations of Instagram are tested first on Android, before getting to the masses. And this time was no exception when back in March of this year, reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong noticed the lyrics available in her Instagram application, while the news was announced only in April.
Nevertheless, you should not be encouraged by the opportunity to enjoy the new Instagram on your smartphone soon, as it is still inaccessible to a wide audience. At the same time, if you can’t wait to appreciate what it is like to sing online karaoke on your mobile device, you can do it together with TikTok! It allows you to complement the video with custom song lyrics using practical text editing software.
TikTok’s developers confidently believe that users will surely appreciate the opportunity to get rid of holding a piece of paper with a song in one hand and a smartphone in the other during its execution. Only one smartphone will be enough, on the screen of which the lyrics will run right on top of the video in real-time! Now you can say – “Goodbye, old-school videos. Hi, dynamic video songs!”.
As Atlantic’s Taylor Lorenz managed to notice, Instagram is beginning to give users more freedom to express themselves. The ability to overlay lyrics on video is one of those freedoms that we have been lacking for so long. So, it would seem that nobody is interested in the addition of karaoke, today it is beginning to enter into fashion actively. An example of this was the popularity of singer Billie Eilish, setting her trend and fashion movement. She has already managed to appreciate the new Instagram karaoke, which she defiantly liked.