Shazam Update Brings Song Detection To iOS 10’s Messages App


Out if all the music identifying apps, Shazam can be regarded as one of the best on the market. Now, the platform has rolled out an extension in its iOS app that allows its to work within iOS 10's revamped Messages app. This enables a user to send new artists and song discoveries directly to friends.

Shazam For iOS Now Lets You Identify Songs From Within Message

Apple launched its dedicated Messages App Store as part of its iOS 10 release. This enabled developers to develop apps tailored for the Messages app. The app was updated to the latest version last week and iOS 10 Messages users can now detect songs with just a tap from within the app.

To use this service, make sure that that the app has been updated to the latest version. If it has not been updated automatically, go to the App Store and update Shazam manually. Once you do this, open Messages app and then navigate to the contact to whom you want to send an identified song. Tap the app icon located at the left side of the conversation box. Shazam's extension will now appear in your App Drawer. There are two things that you can do here. Either swipe each app available in the list to reach Shazam or tap the four dots on the bottom left corner of the display.

iOS 10 Messages App

The only user interface available to users within the Messages' Shazam app is the ''Touch to Shazam''. This is pretty useful as you can Shazam and identify any song playing in the background without the need to open its parent app. Once the app has listened to the song, it will create a card which you can then send to your friends or family members. The created message can then be tapped on, which will take you to the main Shazam app, so you can buy the song or listen to it on Apple Music.

The dedicated App Store in iOS 10 Messages app is a great step from Apple as it open endless possibilities for developers to work on. The growth in apps has increased from the time it was first launched. We will see more apps in iOS 10 Messages app in the future that could bring support for a handful of useful additions, much like Shazam.

This is it for now, folks. What do you think about Shazam's extension of an app in iOS 10 Messages' App Store? Is the addition any help to you? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.