Sometimes you don’t want to be the only one enjoying great lyrics from your favorite songs. Sure, you can text your friends and let them know how great these songs are, but you can also take advantage of one of the coolest new features of Apple Music from iOS 14.5: lyrics sharing!
While a compatible song is playing in Apple Music, tap the lyrics button at the bottom left. Then long press the desired lyrics line and iOS will open a unique Share sheet. Here you can see the line you marked next to the surrounding lines you could add. Tap them individually or tap the last highlighted line in the row to select all lines in between.
If you choose a gray line, iOS will ask if you want to replace the lines you already have with this one because you have exceeded the character limit (Apple doesn̵
Once you have the lines you want to share, you can choose a post, AirDrop or Instagram (Stories) for your selection from the options in the panel. Right now, those are the only sharing options we’re seeing, but Apple may be working on additional sharing options on social media and other apps.
If your recipient is running iOS 14.5, they’ll see a dynamic window with both your chosen lyrics and a mini player. When they tap the play button, they hear the selection of the song your lyrics originated from. They can also tap the large window to open the song in Apple Music. If they don’t use 14.5 they can still play the song but just see the lyrics as plain text. If there are too many, iOS can also interrupt the lyrics.
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