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Shazam Announces iMessage App

Press Release   •  Oct 10, 2016 03:00 EDT

(NEW YORK AND LONDON) October 10, 2016 — Shazam, one of the world’s most popular apps, today announced the launch of Shazam for iMessage. This new feature brings the magic of Shazam to users inside of iMessage. Within the experience, users can Shazam and share their results as messages with friends - without leaving the messaging screen.

With Shazam for iMessage, listeners will be able to discover music playing around them and will be prompted to “Touch to Shazam.”Tapping the Shazam button will initiate music recognition, just as it does when using Shazam’s other apps. The result will then be displayed in the compose field and ready to send, with results also appearing in the “My Shazam” tab of the Shazam app.

Users can tap the shared result to view the following:

  • Larger artwork with title and artist
  • Shazam count
  • Preview option
  • Apple Music & iTunes buttons

"We are very pleased to bring the new functionality of iMessage to our global audience,” said Fabio Santini, Chief Product Officer, Shazam. “We are always working to improve our user experience with new technology, and we are excited to launch this feature with iOS 10. We think music fans will love how easy it is to share Shazams within a great conversation. ”

Shazam for iMessage is available as a free download from the iMessage App Store.

About Shazam

Shazam is one of the world’s most popular apps, used by hundreds of millions of people each month to magically connect to the world around them. Building on its pioneering leadership in music identification, Shazam now helps people discover, interact with, and share video, audio, or printed content on TV, radio, movie screens, magazines, newspapers, packaged goods, and retail stores—and now Shazam lets music fans follow their favorite artists to see their Shazams and share in the thrill of discovery. The app has been downloaded over 1 billion times and has exceeded 30 billion total Shazams since its launch, and users Shazam over 20 million times each day. For more information on how Shazam has created new technology tools for brands to utilize data, visit www.shazam.com.