Apple Music Subscribers Can Share Lyrics and Song Clips in iOS 14.5 Beta 2

Apple on Tuesday released the second betas of iOS and iPadOS 14.5 to developers, and while there were some new additions worth highlighting, most of the more notable features were thought to be already available in the first set of betas.

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However, developer Federico Viticci today discovered another neat new feature not seen in previous versions of iOS 14.5: Apple Music subscribers can now share lyrics as text as well as audio clips containing the sung lyrics.

While viewing the real-time lyrics of a playing song, it's possible to long press individual lines and share them via the Actions menu, which includes support for Instagram Stories.

According to Viticci, if users opt to share over iMessage, an ‌Apple Music‌ card appears in the conversation, and will even allow the recipient to play that specific part of the song in Messages via a playback button.

It's also possible to select up to five lines of lyrics from a specialized share screen, enabling users to create longer cards for use in Instagram Stories and iMessage.


Previously, changes in ‌Apple Music‌ in the second iOS 14.5 beta were only thought to include some additional interface gestures for playing and queuing songs, along with some minor cosmetic tweaks.

For all the other changes that have been spotted in the first and second betas of iOS 14.5, be sure to check our dedicated roundup.

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Top Rated Comments

PsykX Avatar
44 months ago
I love the fact that since the last 2-3 years maybe, Apple is finally giving importance to lyrics.

For me, lyrics has always been in the core of my musical experience, and I'm glad Apple has pushed it even further with lyrics syncing, lyrics scrubbing, lyrics search, lyrics voice search and now lyrics sharing.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
EugenesSoggySalami Avatar
44 months ago
Now the only thing I need is a friend who likes sad, melancholic and depressing death metal and funeral doom.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Captain Trips Avatar
44 months ago
Although I have never wanted to do this in the past, I can see it being a cool feature.

Many times I have said something along the lines of "you know, Song X by Band Y - remember?"

Be nice to include a brief song clip or part of the recognizable lyrics.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Digital Dude Avatar
44 months ago
Damn, I'm getting old. For me, this feature is about as exciting as being stuck in an elevator with an insurance salesman.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DeepIn2U Avatar
44 months ago

Although I have never wanted to do this in the past, I can see it being a cool feature.

Many times I have said something along the lines of "you know, Song X by Band Y - remember?"

Be nice to include a brief song clip or part of the recognizable lyrics.
This will be an incredible feature.

A guy/gal wants to say something really special and could do so with a soundbite (5/10 seconds) with lyrics to evoke their emotion much better than a silly overplayed emoji. Think .... John Cusack in Say Anything ...



Now ... if you can send a music bite with lyrics while also sending your favourite animoji singing it ... then it can be funny silly. In fact Apple somewhat did this (although manually) when introducing animoji, and fans went gangbusters with their own serenade.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacFabulous Avatar
44 months ago

are the clips only good to listen to apple music subscribers? if so its completely useless
For you. Not for the millions using Apple Music. 72 million to be exact. And that number is growing. Nothing useless about features that enhances a music experience if you ask me.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)