.@SoundCloud DMs, now on Android. A win for green texts around the world 👏👏👏 Tap the link to try it first:… https://t.co/rTqL8tSYxt
— Google Play (@GooglePlay) 1674075607000
Direct messages on SoundCloud: How will it work
The latest version of SoundCloud’s Android app now allows users to send or receive direct messages to both friends and artists on the platform. The company has also explained how this feature will work on its official support page. Apart from sending messages, the platform will also allow users to share tracks and playlists through direct messages.
After installing the latest update, users can click on the envelope icon on the top right of their Home screen to get to their messages. By clicking on one of these messages, users will be able to expand the message to show the full conversation and any shared tracks.
For replying to a message, users will be able to write in the text box below the conversation. Here, they can send direct text messages, or add a track or playlist that they think the recipient would enjoy listening to.
In October 2022, Russia restricted access to the music-streaming app. According to a report by Reuters, Moscow cited that SoundCloud was banned as it was spreading “false information”. Meanwhile, the company laid off 20% of its workforce in August 2022.