The feature will give a new level of sophistication to what users can do with their status updates.
The features senses users’ background music, movies, or TV shows as they write a status update, and then it will automatically fill in the update with this information.
So if lazy users, who do not want to update their status to which video streaming they are listening, Facebook will do it for them.
“That means if you want to share that you’re listening to your favorite Beyoncé track or watching the season premiere of Game of Thrones, you can do it quickly and easily, without typing,” Aryeh Selekman, Facebook product manager, said.
“If you share music, your friends can see a 30-second preview of the song,” Selekman continued. “For TV shows, the story in News Feed will highlight the specific season and episode you’re watching, so you can avoid any spoilers and join in conversations with your friends after you’ve caught up.”
For time being, the audio recognition feature is only being rolled out in the US. It’s available on Android and iOS and users should expect to see it within the next few weeks.