Starting from today, SoundCloud will allow users to share songs from its app directly to Instagram Stories, the company announced in a blog post.
To post a SoundCloud track to Instagram Stories, navigate to the song you want to share in the SoundCloud app, then tap the share icon at the bottom of the screen. Depending on the phone you’re using, you’ll either select the Instagram icon or tap “Share to Instagram Stories.” It will then open in Instagram Stories, with the album art as the background, and a movable sticker that’s also a link with the SoundCloud logo and name of the song.
Now, Spotify has already introduced a similar feature for Instagram Stories back in May, and Instagram also recently added the ability to directly add background music to Stories, with thousands of songs offered in-app by artists like Demi Lovato and Cardi B.
SoundCloud has been on a tear of announcements over the past week, including a partnership with rights clearance startup Dubset, opening its monetization program, Premier, for everyone, and new integrations with DJ softwares like Traktor and Virtual DJ. The new feature is rolling out today to users with the latest versions of the SoundCloud app and Instagram on iOS and Android.