A new twist on the popular app allows users to let friends know what music they're discovering in real-time.

Shazam has carved out a name for itself by allowing smart phone users to identify almost any song they hear in the world just by having the app “listen” to it. Now this handy service is dipping its toes into the social media landscape.

A new update allows users to log into their Facebook accounts through Shazam and begin sharing the music they've tagged with their friends. This will let people see what people have heard, show off their own playlists, and even buy tracks through iTunes. These features are similar to iTunes' Ping but with a nice twist: the songs being shared aren't from someone's computer, they're from their day-to-day life. iPhone owners can check out the update now, while Android users should receive one in a few weeks.

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