Instagram Introduces On-Screen Lyrics Feature To Challenge TikTok
Instagram has started rolling out a new lyrics feature, which lets users display song lyrics on stories. This new feature is being introduced into the Instagram app to help it better compete with the popular lip-syncing app TikTok. The company made the announcement about the rollout on Twitter.
The feature is being rolled out to all regions which support Instagram Music, which includes countries like the US, Germany and France to name a few.
To check if you can access the new feature first you will have to update the Instagram app. After the app is updated start making a story and choose the Music lens type before you start shooting or use the Music Sticker after you are done with the shoot.
In the Music lens type of story, you can then choose a song and if the lyrics are available they will pop-up on the screen. This will help you in cueing the segment of the song you want to play and the listeners to sing along. You can also change the style of the lyrics before publishing like the traditional karaoke teleprompter.
Viewers can also tap the lyrics in a story to learn more about the artist or listen to more of the song.