Have you ever wanted to add the perfect soundtrack to your snap? Have you ever wondered if you would be a Snapchat star, but thought you just needed the right song to make your big comedic break? Wonder no more — Snapchat's new update allows users to add music to their snaps.
The app's most recent update — 9.2.0, if you're counting — includes a feature that allows users to continue playing music from any phone app while recording Snapchat video. Instead of being forced to pause "I Luh Ya Papi" to record a moment of comic genius, Snapchat lovers can multitask at long last.
The update puts the app at a distinct advantage to others, like rival Vine, who has not yet integrated music functionality. Snapchat's heads may be hoping that the move will encourage some discouraged Viners to change platforms. With Snapchat's new feature, you can play music from iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify, or any other app.
Snapchat's decision to embrace the music definitely has some potentially strategic motivations. Interestingly enough, the update comes after the company blocked Mindie, a helper app that allowed users to select songs for their snaps. Snapchat cited their security policy in disabling sharing from Mindie, which basically says that you can't use third-party apps with Snapchat.
But the revolution is here, and Snapchatters around the world are finally free to record their own mini music videos and share them with friends. Some say the new music feature is tricky to use, but there's no denying it's a giant leap for social media comedians.Of course, with great power comes great responsibility — what's the best song to jumpstart a new life of musical snaps? Don't worry, we've thought of everything. We have your handy-dandy guide to just the right song for every iconic Snapchat moment.
The Bored-At-Work Snap
As proven by Emma Stone, America's pinnacle of knowledge and wisdom, this song has the potential to be a revelation if you give it enough passion. Spice up your desk job with a ten-second Stone imitation.
The Deliriously Tired Snap
When you've been up for 19 hours straight and all you can do is keep your eyes open just enough to see your phone screen, you just need a good old-fashioned lip sync to keep yourself sane.
The Late-Night Drunk Crying Snap
We all know you send this snap regularly, whether you admit it or not. If you're going to do it, go all out and include the perfect weepy drunk soundtrack.
The Squad Snap
Everyone you share your video with needs to know how much fun you're having. No matter where or when you and your friends are doing whatever it is you do, this is the song to back up your clique's snap.
The Dancing Queen Snap
If you're looking to show off your sick moves to your friends, this is the song to do it.
The Driving Snap
This is no doubt the ultimate car song. Blast this with the top down — if you have a convertible, just roll it down; if not, tear it off — and show your followers what you're all about.
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