Snapchat is adding audio recommendations and song syncing

A Snapchat screen showing recommended sounds for a user to add over their video.
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Snapchat users will soon have a handful of new tools to make content that includes trending songs or sounds.

First, the company is introducing a sound recommendation system for Lenses, its popular augmented reality (AR) filters. Users will be able to discover which sounds other people are using with the lens they’ve applied and add popular audio to their own photos or videos. The feature is now available to US users and rolling out globally.

Snapchat is also adding a feature that automatically syncs uploaded photos and videos to the beat of songs when making a montage. Users can add anywhere from four to 20 photos and videos; the feature could be helpful when making content based on trending audio or challenges.

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