YouTube experimenting with song identification through humming as a search feature.

YouTube is currently testing a new search feature for Android devices that allows users to identify songs by humming, singing, or recording a song snippet.

Users who have access to this feature can utilize it within YouTube’s voice search function. By humming or recording a song for a minimum of three seconds, the platform can accurately identify the song. Once identified, users are directed to relevant YouTube videos related to the searched song, including official music videos and related shorts.

At present, this feature is only available to a small subset of Android users. However, if it gains wider availability, it could potentially surpass the capabilities of other song identification tools like Shazam.

Google had introduced a similar feature in 2020 on the Google Search widget and Google Assistant. However, this feature required users to hum for a duration of 10 to 15 seconds in order to identify songs. In contrast, YouTube’s feature employs advanced machine learning models to match a user’s hum with a song’s unique “fingerprint” or signature melody.

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