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Just a year ago, the possibility of sharing music on BeReal, a photo-sharing platform famous for its unfiltered nature, seemed exciting. And users got what they wanted! In April-May 2023, BeReal introduced a new feature: the ability to share what you’re listening to on Spotify and Apple Music. You just need a Spotify or Apple Music subscription to access this feature.

Are you eager to reveal your musical taste to your followers? Here’s everything you need to know about the music-sharing feature on BeReal.

What the Feature Looks Like

You can now connect your BeReal and Spotify/Apple Music accounts to enhance your BeReal posts. When the It’s Time To BeReal alert appears, the song or podcast you’re listening to will automatically be shared alongside your daily unedited photos. No cherry-picking allowed — the idea is to keep it real!

While the audio won’t play in the BeReal app, followers can listen to a preview. To check out what your friends are listening to, tap the audio icon under their BeReal post. Afterward, you can open your favorite music app to listen to the same song.

💡Quick explainer:

  • Private: Only you can see what you’re listening to.
  • Disabled: Nothing is shared; your listening activity remains private.
  • Shared: Your friends can see what you’re listening to.
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Currently, BeReal Audio supports two services only. Apple Music is available worldwide for iOS users, and Spotify caters to both iOS and Android users in certain regions.

How to Connect Your Spotify/Apple Music to BeReal Accounts

To sync your accounts with BeReal:

  1. Make sure your BeReal app is updated to the latest version.
  2. Open BeReal on your device.
  3. Tap on the profile in the upper-right corner.
  4. Tap the icon with three dots.
  5. Choose Audio from the menu.
  6. Tap Connect next to Spotify/Apple Music and log in.
  7. Once connected, you’re set to share your music taste.

There is an alternative: if you notice a choice to include audio to your BeReal on your timeline after updating the app, you can press the Connect button at the bottom of the message box. Then, press Connect once more next to Spotify/Apple Music to finalize the setup.

You can link your accounts by tapping the music icon displayed before sharing your BeReal.

Why Can’t You Connect Your Spotify or Apple Music to BeReal?

If you’re having trouble connecting your Spotify or Apple Music to BeReal, it could be due to a few reasons:

  • Technical glitches — Try closing and reopening the app or restarting your device, and check that your internet connection is strong.
  • App updates — Have all your apps updated to the latest versions.
  • Permissions — Double-check that you’ve granted BeReal permission to access your music account. You can do this in your device’s settings under Apps or Privacy.
  • Account verification — Make sure you’re using the correct login credentials for your Spotify/Apple Music account.
  • Regional availability — Some BeReal features, including music integration, may not be available in your regions. Check if your location supports the feature in this update.

How to Add Music to Your BeReal Posts

When capturing your BeReal moment, you’ll notice the cover art of the audio you’re currently listening to at the bottom of your screen. If you’d like to share the song, here’s how to add music to BeReal:

  1. Touch the album artwork to access the Currently Playing section.
  2. From there, Select the Shared option to make it visible to your friends.
  3. Post.

Please note that this feature is only activated when you’re listening to music on the same music account that’s connected to BeReal. Also, it only shows up if you’re actively playing music during your session. If you’re not listening to anything, no music details will appear.

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Tip: If you prefer to keep a particular song to yourself, you can choose the Private option to make it only visible to yourself.

When browsing through other users’ posts, you can see what they’re listening to by checking out their BeReal posts. Scroll down to the bottom where their location is displayed, and you’ll find the music details there.

Will BeReal Add Amazon Music and Other Services?

There’s no confirmed timeline for the launch of this feature or whether BeReal will integrate with other music streaming platforms like Amazon Music, YouTube Music, SoundCloud, etc. However, the website claims that “more partners are coming soon,” so there is a possibility of additional integrations in the future.

How to Delete Music From BeReal

You can’t delete a song after it’s been posted. So, to avoid any hassle, choose the Disabled option before sending your post. This way, your BeReal post won’t include what you’re listening to.

If you want to disconnect Spotify/Apple Music altogether:

  1. Go back to Audio under Features in Settings.
  2. Tap on Log out next to the service you’re using.

You can do this anytime.

Final Thoughts

It’s worth learning how to add music to your BeReal to enhance your posts. Why? Including music is a fantastic way to inject your personality and creativity into your daily moments. Plus, if everyone in your close community uses the feature, it allows all of you to explore new music and podcasts.

Even if you don’t use this feature daily, when you do, it will definitely bring a unique element to your BeReal experience.

FAQ

Can you add music to BeReal?

Yes, but not directly. You can add music to BeReal through integration with services like Spotify and Apple Music.

What is allowed on BeReal?

You can only post photos in a specific format when prompted; there’s no option for extra photos to keep the focus on real-time experiences. Just a couple of additions — the app now includes features for location and music sharing, too.

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