Want to keep the TNW Conference vibe going?? Tickets for TNW2022 are available now >>

The heart of tech

This article was published on August 12, 2013

SoundCloud upgrades Google+ support, letting its users embed audio tracks right into their posts

SoundCloud upgrades Google+ support, letting its users embed audio tracks right into their posts Image by: Getty Images/Ingram Publishing
Ken Yeung
Story by

Ken Yeung

Ken Yeung is a reporter for The Next Web based in San Francisco, CA. He carries around a big camera & likes to write about tech, startup Ken Yeung is a reporter for The Next Web based in San Francisco, CA. He carries around a big camera & likes to write about tech, startups, parties, and interesting people. Follow him on Twitter, on Facebook, and Google+.

Audio sharing service SoundCloud announced today that it is upgrading its Google+ support making it possible to share audio files directly in posts. This comes months after the company integrated with Google+ when it used Google+ Sign-In where you could just access your account using your Google account.

How it works is that you can take any SoundCloud URL and share it to Google+ just with the tap of a button. A Widget (when enabled) will appear right in your post. Already, artists like Pearl Jam, Snoop Lion, and Armin Van Buuren have started to use this new feature to share new tracks with their fans.

Pearl-Jam-SoundCloud

You would think that the new integration ability would work on SoundCloud’s mobile devices since both its iOS and Android apps have Google+ Sign-In support. However, a company spokesperson tells me that embedding only works through the Web.

Photo credit: Thinkstock