Facebook has introduced Music to Instagram Stories in June 2018 in selective countries. However India was one of the several countries that were left out. Now, Facebook has partnered with major music labels in India like Yash Raj Films, Zee Music Company, and T-Series Music to incorporate their music in Instagram Stories in India.
“Starting today, people in India can include hundreds of thousands of licensed Indian music in the videos and posts they share on Facebook, making their moments more meaningful and personal”, Facebook stated.
The feature was not available in India until now and if a user adds Music to their Story, they were receiving a prompt saying Instagram Music is not available in your country.
“We are excited about partnering the music industry in India and the idea that people here will be now be able to include music in their videos on Facebook and Instagram, opening up more options for more ways to express and sharing memories with friends and family,”Manish Chopra ,Facebook India director and head of partnerships stated.