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Facebook Launches New “Listen With” Feature, Listen to Music With Your Friends in Real-Time

The folks behind the social networking behemoth Facebook, has been relentlessly adding new changes and features to their social media platform. Chances are high that you are a Facebook user too and have seen all of these changes firsthand. One of the most recently notable changes is the introduction of Facebook Timeline which is basically a reinvented profile page for users. Now Facebook is about to introduce a new feature that many users will surely appreciate.

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One of the most recent agenda of Facebook is the matter of how to integrate digital music into the platform itself. Facebook has already partnered with popular music service Spotify by requiring new registrants to have an account with the former before they can sign-up with the latter. The partnership has become even more apparent as users started seeing their friend's Spotify activity in the ticker notification.

And now, to kick it even a notch higher Facebook will now start rolling out a new feature called "Listen With". Basically, Facebook users can now see on their chat sidebar if their friends are listening to a song and as well as its title. Clicking on the Listen With button allows the user to listen to what his or her friend is listening through the service that particular friend is using.
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From the Facebook Blog:

Look for the music note in the chat sidebar to see which of your friends are listening to music. To listen with a friend, hover over their name, and click the Listen With button. The music will play through the service your friend is using.

When a new song plays, you'll come along for the ride, discovering new music while your friend DJs for you.

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You will also have an option to start a chat regarding the songs that are playing. Your other friends can join in as well and initiate a group chat. You will be able to set who you can listen to, through your settings. Rollout of "Listen With" starts now and it will eventually be available to all users over the next few weeks. So don't fret if the feature is not yet available to you. [via RedmondPie]

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