Facebook wants you to Listen With Friends

New feature lets you listen to music in sync with your Facebook chums

Facebook's going for music in a big way since palling up with Spotify last year. Now the social network's introducing a new feature, Listen With Friends, that lets you listen along to whatever music your chums are blasting out.

If your mates are listening to a track on a Facebook-supported music service, a little music note icon will appear next to their name in Facebook Chat. Hover over their name and click the "Listen With" button, and the music will play through Spotify, Rdio or whatever other music service they're using.

If several friends choose to listen along to your choice of music, it'll start a group chat.

And if you're cringing at the thought of your friends listening along to your American Idol megamix, here's how to control who sees what you're listening to.

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