Shazam Snapchat

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When you hear an incredible, new song and want to know the name so you can share it with friends, you turn to Shazam. But you might not know that you can do this through Snapchat; it's built right. Stars Zachary Levi, (2) Asher Angel, and Jack Dylan Grazer had the first crack at the Snapchat Lens. Before of the film’s global premiere. Images via Snap For the uninitiated, the origin story of Shazam! Consists of a wizard granting magical powers to the teenager Billy Batson, who is able to turn himself into an adult superhero. Feature film Shazam! Debuts in theaters April 5, and the studio teamed up with Snapchat to create the first-ever voice-activated augmented reality lens to back the movie.

Listen to your Shazams

After you've identified a song, tap the play button next to a Shazam to listen to a preview. To listen to the whole song, connect Shazam to Apple Music or another music streaming service that Shazam supports.

Apple Music

Tap the Apple Music button near a Shazam to listen to that song in Apple Music. If you’re an Apple Music subscriber, songs that you've Shazamed can be automatically added to a playlist called My Shazam Tracks in the Music app. On iPhone or iPad, swipe up to My Music from the main Shazam screen, tap the Settings button , then turn on “Sync Shazams to Apple Music.”

You can also add a Shazam to another Apple Music playlist without leaving the Shazam app. Just tap 'Add To' next to a Shazam, then tap the playlist. If you’re not already a subscriber, learn how to join Apple Music.

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If you can’t add songs to a playlist, make sure to sync your music library with Apple Music.


If you have the Spotify app on your device, you can connect Shazam to your Spotify account:

  1. On iPhone or iPad, swipe up to My Music from the main Shazam screen. On Android, swipe left to the Library from the main Shazam screen.
  2. Tap the Settings button , then tap Connect next to Spotify.
  3. Tap Agree in Spotify. To automatically sync your Shazams to a 'My Shazam Tracks' playlist in Spotify, tap OK.

Once you’ve connected Shazam to your Spotify account, you can listen to your Shazams:

  • To listen to the whole song in Spotify, tap Spotify next to a Shazam.
  • Listen to Shazams in the My Shazam Tracks playlist in the Spotify app.
    If you initially chose not to sync your Shazams to Spotify, you can choose to at any time in Shazam Settings.


If the Deezer app is on your device, you can also open songs with your Deezer account. Tap the More button next to a Shazam, then choose Open in Deezer.

YouTube Music

To listen to a Shazam in YouTube Music on your Android device, tap the More button next to a Shazam, then choose Open in YouTube Music.

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YouTube Music is not available in Shazam on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Use Shazam in Snapchat

Shazam is built in to Snapchat—you don’t need the Shazam app or a Shazam account to use Shazam with Snapchat.

  • To identify a song with Shazam in Snapchat, open the camera screen, then press and hold on this screen to Shazam a song. You can send your new music discovery as a Snap.
  • To see your previous Shazams in Snapchat, go to the Snapchat Settings screen, then tap on Shazam under Additional Services.

Learn more

  • Learn about Shazam's Terms & Conditions
  • Learn about Shazam and privacy
You can use Shazam on Snapchat with just a tap.
  • You can 'Shazam' on Snapchat to quickly identify nearly any song playing within earshot.
  • To use Shazam on Snapchat, simply press and hold your finger on the main camera screen.
  • Shazam will then identify the song playing near you, and give you the option to close Snapchat and open a music-playing app.
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While Shazam exists as its own app to recognise music, you can also use the service within Snapchat as well.

If there's a song playing nearby that you don't know, you can use Snapchat'sShazam feature to quickly learn the title and artist. You'll then have the option to view it in Apple Music or Spotify.

Once you begin scanning songs, you'll be able to find a list of all the songs you've identified within your Snapchat settings.

Shazam Snapchat

Here's how to Shazam a song on Snapchat, using the mobile app for iPhone and Android devices.

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How to Shazam a song on Snapchat

1. Open Snapchat on your iPhone or Android, and stay on the camera screen.

2. Press and hold your finger on the camera screen while music plays in the background. Snapchat's Shazam feature should be able to pick up the sound using your device's microphone, and will show a moving cycle of music notes and icons as it listens.

This icon will appear where you press your finger.

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3. As soon as Shazam recognises the song, a pop-up will appear with the cover art, song title, and artist name. Tap the 'Listen' option to open a music streaming app, or the 'Song Info' option to view more details. You can also tap the three dots in the upper-right corner to share or send the song.

Once the song is identified, it will appear on screen.

4. On the information page, you can play a preview of the song, or scroll down to see the song's lyrics. Swipe down to close the window.

5. You may also find the 'Song Finder' option on your camera screen, among your filters. This Song Finder works the same way as using Shazam normally, and will give you the same results.

The music symbol filter hides a Song Finder.

Once you've Shazamed a song, it will be added to a list of all the songs you've identified. To find that list:

How to see a list of songs you Shazam'd on Snapchat

1. Open Snapchat and tap your profile icon in the upper-left corner.

2. Tap the gear icon in the upper-right corner of your profile page to open your settings.

Open the Settings menu.

3. In the Settings menu, scroll down until you find 'Shazam' on the list. Tap it.

Shazam App

Open the 'Shazam' menu.

4. This will open a list of all the songs you've Shazamed recently. Scroll through the list and tap on a song to view its details, or swipe the left to tap 'Delete.' This will remove it from the list.

You can delete songs off your Shazam list.

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