Can I Get Music to Play When Someone Goes to My Profile at Facebook?

by Ryan Menezes
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Although Facebook blocks music from playing in the background of your profile, you can get music to play when visitors to your profile click a relevant link. One way is to search the Web manually for music and then share links on your timeline so friends can navigate to the external Web page. An easier method is to use a free app that is specifically dedicated to playing music for your profile visitors.

Step 1

Open Facebook in your browser and log in to your account.

Step 2

Type the name of an app into the Facebook search box and then click the app's name in the drop-down search results. Possible apps include "Spotify" and "Profile Song."

Step 3

Click "Go to App" to open a confirmation window, and then click "Skip" to open the app.

Step 4

Type the name of a piece of music in the app's search field. The app searches for it on external websites such as YouTube.

Step 5

Click an entry in the search results to play the song.

Click "Share" to add the music to your profile.


  • Facebook apps don't actually copy music, which would violate copyright laws. They link your friends to the externally-hosted song.


Photo Credits

  • Chris Jackson/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

About the Author

Ryan Menezes is a professional writer and blogger. He has a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Boston University and has written for the American Civil Liberties Union, the marketing firm InSegment and the project management service Assembla. He is also a member of Mensa and the American Parliamentary Debate Association.

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