Facebook’s got a new featiure and not everyone has it yet – so I’m going to show it to you. Have you heard of Facebook Sound Collection? Neither had I, but I was doing to scheduling this morning and I stumbled across it in my page menu and decided to take a look.
It’s a library of sounds – both track and souns effects and you can download them to add to your content. Awesome!
I wondered if I was the first to discover it – so a quick Google search said that I was about a day behind – but none of the articles I read on Facebook Sound Collections had any screenshots of what it actually looked like.
Welcome to Facebook Sound Collection
Thanks Facebook! So polite, happy to be here 🙂
How do you get there?
In my page it’s under Publishing Tools, but there could be other ways to navigate straight there.
You’ll notice it in the menu:
So what’s it got?
Sound Collection is literally a collection of sounds. It’s got 1,00 Tracks (I expect they’ll keep adding to it) in 24 Generes and 21 Moods. Then there’s also Sound Effects broken up into 17 Categories and lengths of between 2sec to 30sec+.
For some reason there’s more different zipper noises than you’d think were required…
Anyway as you can see above you can play the track or download it to your device.
But how is this useful?
Well if you’ve ever uploaded video and had it rejected by Facebook for the audio breaching copyright then Facebook Sound Collection is a good way to get around that as the tracks have been pre-approved.
Although many of us use Facebook with the sound off, anyone who’s ever consumed content knows that the right sound track can make all the difference. I’m seeing this new feature as another commitment by Facebook to removing the barriers of users to create high quality original video content.
Or is this just a play for Spotify’s business?
I guess we’ll see…
have you got Facebook Sound Collection yet? What do you think? Will you use it?