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Choosing a song to use on Facebook or Instagram is not as simple as it may seem. The main problem comes when you upload a video that contains some type of music protected by Copyright since any social media platform can, without prior notice:. Using free music could lead easily to lose precious time, and risk our brand or channel to receive negative notices from the platform or even worse, the closure of our account. Choosing royalty-free licensed music and paying the corresponding subscriptions or licenses is the ideal option. Using this type of music we make sure that:. There are several online marketplaces that sell royalty-free music licenses, however, the best one, the simplest and most intuitive is called Epidemic Sound. You will see that they provide a service specifically for Youtube, but they allow you to use the music as well in other sites, as mentioned here. There are, as well, other monthly payment services for which you can access a library with thousands of royalty-free songs, like Envato Elements. And this subscription provides you:.
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The feature was initially tested in Brazil in November last year. Users will be able to share Reels with their followers in their Feeds or their Stories. If users share on their Stories the Reels will disappear after 24 hours like a regular Story. If users choose to share their Reels to their Feeds, it will live on a separate Reels tab on their profile. Users with public accounts will also have the option to share their reels to the Explore section and if they use certain songs, hashtags or effects their Reels may appear on dedicated pages for those songs, hashtags or effects. Facebook previously created a short-form video app similar to Reels in called Lasso but it was shut down after a year. By integrating the new video features into the already-popular Instagram app, Facebook hopes to engage its existing 1 billion users to capture some of the short-form video market and appeal to a Gen Z audience that makes up a lot of the TikTok user base.