Snapchat launches new ‘Sounds’ feature

Snapchat launches new ‘Sounds’ feature
When viewing a Snap with music attached, users can swipe up to view the album art, song title, and name of the artist.
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Updated 16 October 2020

Snapchat launches new ‘Sounds’ feature

Snapchat launches new ‘Sounds’ feature
  • Snapchatters in the Middle East can now add music to their Snaps from a curated catalog of music
  • Justin Bieber’s new track will be exclusively available on Snapchat before the song launches globally

RIYADH: Snapchat has announced the launch of Sounds, a new feature that allows Snapchatters on iOS devices in the Middle East and globally to add music to their Snaps (pre or post-capture) from a robust and curated catalog of music from emerging and established artists.

To celebrate the launch, Justin Bieber’s new track “Lonely,” featuring benny blanco, will be featured in Snapchat’s Featured Sounds list before his album officially drops. Users will be able to create artistic Snaps with his new ballad, share them with friends, and save the link to download the song when it becomes available on their favorite platform. 

When viewing a Snap with music attached, users can swipe up to view the album art, song title, and name of the artist. A “Play This Song” link lets users listen to the full song on their streaming platform of choice, including Spotify, Apple Music, and SoundCloud. 

Snapchat is also testing the ability for Snapchatters to create their own sounds and add them to Snaps.


Google celebrates UAE National Day with a doodle

Updated 02 December 2020

Google celebrates UAE National Day with a doodle

Google celebrates UAE National Day with a doodle
  • The waving flag doodle, only visible for users in the UAE, marked the union of the seven emirates

DUBAI: Google has featured the UAE flag as an animated doodle on Wednesday, in celebration of the Gulf country’s National Day.
The waving flag doodle, only visible for users in the UAE, marked the union of the seven emirates – Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain, Sharjah and Ras Al-Khaimah.
The UAE is celebrating its 49th National Day with a five-day holiday, where residents can enjoy numerous events scattered across the country including firework displays and cultural performances.