SoundCloud Sings Along With Facebook Open Graph

Music application SoundCloud and Facebook’s open graph are in perfect harmony, and the social network called out the app in a post on its developer blog, highlighting its successful use of the platform.

Facebook said SoundCloud users have shared more than 500 million open graph actions on their timelines since this past January, adding that the app reaches more than 180 million people each month.

SoundCloud was recognized for:

  • Putting social at its heart: Login with Facebook is at the center of the sign-up user experience, making it easy for people to connect with their friends, but also letting them find music and audio creators they’ve liked so that they can follow them on SoundCloud, as well. In return, login with Facebook helps creators build and reach their audience and the wider SoundCloud community.

  • Giving people control: SoundCloud gives people full control of their open graph experience through simple privacy setting options, allowing people to opt in to or out of sharing specific actions.

  • Making viral easy: SoundCloud optimizes opportunities to take content viral by encouraging users to follow their existing friends and find music and audio creators they’ve liked so that they can follow them on SoundCloud, as well.

And SoundCloud Product Manager Matas Petrikas said:

We’ve quickly come to consider open graph a key feature that provides SoundCloud with the information we need to make it the rich, social sound experience we envisioned from day one. Open graph allows our community to deepen their social connections by sharing their sounds with friends and family.

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