The bot debuted Thursday, and Messenger users who subscribe to Apple Music can click here to begin discovering, listening to and sharing full songs with other Apple Music subscribers, all without leaving the application.
Messenger users can interact with the Apple Music bot on their own or share full songs between Apple Music subscribers within one-on-one or group conversations using the bot’s chat extension.
In addition, when users send emojis to the Apple Music bot, it responds with playlists that correspond to those emojis.
The Messenger bot works as follows:
- When users are involved in group or one-on-one conversations, tapping the plus icon will enable them to add the Apple Music chat extension to those conversations, after which they can begin sharing songs within those chats.
- To use the bot on their own, users can search Apple Music from their home screens in Messenger and then begin searching for music by artist or genre.
- Users can also sign up for Apple Music directly via Messenger in order to listen to and share full tracks. Non-subscribers will have access to 30-second sound bites for listening and sharing.