Smule Adds In-App Messaging to Sing! Karaoke App

By Brandy Shaul Comment

Sing Karaoke Messaging

Smule has released the latest update for its Sing! Karaoke app on iOS and Android, introducing a cross-platform messaging feature to users. With this update, users can now chat in one-on-one or group conversations within the app, with the chat feature being accessible from the app’s notifications tab.

The Sing Karaoke app allows users to record themselves singing songs, and supports singing duets with other users. With this update, users can send invites to other users to form collaborations via messages, eliminating the need to ‘talk’ through the app’s comments feature, or through another app. Users can also share covers as messages within Sing! Karaoke.

In an effort to protect each user’s privacy, the app will filter messages from users someone doesn’t know into the ‘Other’ section of their messages. Users can also block others from messaging them, and can turn off read receipts to prevent others from knowing when their messages have been read.

Finally, users can customize the notifications they receive by turning off notifications for a particular conversation, or for all chats.

Jeannie Yang, chief product and design officer at Smule, told SocialTimes:

People may ask what messaging has to do with singing—turns out a lot. We’ve seen incredible community growth as users connect, singing with each other on Smule. The more they sing, the more they want to talk and collaborate. We look forward to how Sing! messages will make that even easier.

Sing! Karaoke is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.