Introducing the new AutoRap – The mobile app that takes your rap game to the next level

Today we’re excited to announce the launch of the new and improved AutoRap, allowing both amateurs and emerging artists to easily create high-quality rap videos with a click of their phone.

Our mission is to bring music back to its roots and encourage anyone to join in. With AutoRap, Smule makes rap more accessible – easier for anyone to lay down their first hip hop track, no matter their skill level. At the same time, experienced rappers are empowered with the resources they need to share their tracks with the world and grow their following.

The new AutoRap adds video for the first time, allowing users to showcase their talent and post great-looking videos for the community to enjoy. A lyrics tab allows them to be displayed alongside videos for listeners to follow along. An all-new content feed makes it easy to browse tracks from the community, get noticed, earn respect and grow followers by sharing your rap songs and participating in contests and challenges.

See AutoRap in action here:

  • Introducing Rap Mode Video. Produce your own rap video today. Now you can record a high-quality rap video – with nothing but your phone. Turn on that camera and start rapping.
  • Experience Talk Mode. High-quality raps in just a few taps. With Talk Mode, turn any spoken words into a rap track in just a few easy steps. Simply talk into your phone and watch AutoRap morph your speech into rap with autotune and beat-matching flow.
  • New Lyrics Tab to show your flow. Now you can display your own lyrics alongside your video so the community can follow along with you.
  • Add your own beats. Have an original beat of your own? Lay your own verses on top and upload it to AutoRap alongside all-time classics and the latest hip hop and R&B hits. Get other rappers from the community to try it out and create new songs.
  • Meet and engage with other rappers. Rapping is meant to be shared. Join the AutoRap community and explore great songs. Share your own, get props, and put your name out there. Meet new people and take other AutoRap users’ challenges. AutoRap will blend the turn-by-turn rap-off into a single track.
  • Share and connect. Rap about something that matters to you and connect with others. Share your rap recordings with your friends via text message, email, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Introducing Snapchat Sharing


We are very excited to announce a brand new sharing feature in Smule: Snapchat sharing! If you thought your Smule videos couldn’t get more shareable and discoverable, well, guess what? – they can!

Smule is joining forces with Snapchat, one of the biggest social platforms out there, to help you unleash your creativity and share your favorite performances with your Snap community. You might even find some new duet partners!

With just a few taps, you can share 10 seconds (a teaser!) of your Smule performances with your friends and followers on Snapchat, and potentially collect more Loves and collaborations on your performance. Snapchat sharing also allows you to get creative and dress up your videos with a variety of Snapchat stickers, emojis, colorful texts, and tags to make them even fun.

How does it work?
1. Pick a performance from your profile
2. Tap Share
3. Select Snapchat (you’ll need to have Snapchat installed for this to appear)
4. Select 10 seconds of the performance you want to share
5. Dress it up with your favorite Snapchat stickers, emojis, text, etc
6. Share it to your Snapchat Story or directly with a friend
7. Have fun!

It’s really that easy! Keep in mind, if you want to share a performance you just created, you will need to wait a bit for it to be processed. Once that’s done, you can go ahead and work your magic!

We can’t wait to see your fun and creative videos! Want a chance to be featured on the official Smule Snap Story? Tag @Smule and you might be included.

Ready to give Snap sharing a try?

Go to your profile and make your first Smule Snap!

Update on LiveJam


Hello fellow users,

Since we launched LiveJam in late 2018, we have been working to improve its features and functionality. We have been in communication with you, our users, and many of the improvements have been inspired by your feedback and recommendations.

Some of your feedback has been about how to promote good behavior in LiveJam. We’ve already taken several steps to improve the experience, including:

1. Disabling video chat messages
2. Increasing monitoring of abusive content
3. Improving reporting tools and systems
4. Taking action against anyone who doesn’t follow our Community Guidelines
And more to come….

Many of you have reported concerning behaviours in LiveJam

After carefully monitoring LiveJam activities and the experience of all our users, we have decided to limit the ability to start a LiveJam, public or private, exclusively to VIP Users. This will ensure better authentication as we continue to work on user safety.

Non-VIP users will still be able to join LiveJams (public and private), as well as get on the mic and be given LiveJam Admin Privileges.

Important Reminder: Whomever starts a LiveJam (aka the Owner) has full control over the LiveJam’s administration’s tools. The Owner can at any time remove users from the LiveJam, take users off the mic, and grant trusted friends the Admin Privileges to help moderate the LiveJam. Also Owners can set the LiveJam to “private” mode vs “public” and only have people they want participate in the LiveJam.

If you want a refresher on how to keep our Smule community awesome, please review the Smule Community Guidelines and please feel free to reach out if you have any questions HERE!

Thank you

NEW FEATURE: Gifting on Smule

We have launched a new feature that is just the beginning of a whole new gifting ecosystem. GIFTING. Right now in your Smule app, you are able to gift or receive GIFs to show appreciation to friends and family!

This launch is primarily to test the initial wallet system and we look to enhance the wallet feature with other fun things to gift. Stay tuned 😉

How does it work?
Go to a performance and click the gift button to start sharing the love. With gifts you can:

1. Appreciate fellow singers
2. Encourage and reward awesome joins
3. Make new friends

Spread the love and show your appreciation with gifts today. Because loving is giving and that’s what Smule is all about. <3

Groups FAQ!

Groups FAQ!

What is a group?
– A group is two or more people people who share a common passion coming together to chat, create, and make a real, meaningful connection with each other.
How do I create a group?

To create a group:
– Navigate to the Explore tab
– Scroll to the “New Groups” section
– Tap “See All”
– Tap “+”
– Fill out the required fields and any optional ones that are helpful to users
– Tap “Continue”
– At this point, your group has been created
– Invite members to your group

Who can create a group?
– Anyone can create a group although this new groups feature is still in the early stages of development on iOS and our website. Android users, we’re working tirelessly to bring groups to your device as soon as possible!

How many members can a group have?
– A group can have up to 1000 members

Privacy settings: Private/Public — What is the privacy settings for a group?
– All groups are public, meaning non-members can see the group page and its contents.

How do I report inappropriate or abusive behavior in a group?
– No flagging in MVP. If a person is being inappropriate or abusive, users should report the account. If it’s the content, then users should flag the recording.

Will there be notification for groups?
– Group Owners receive notifications when users request to join their group.
– Users will receive notifications when an owner invites them to join their group.

I can’t add someone to my group, why?
– Only the group owner can invite new members to their group.
– My group can’t be found in search? (are they going to be searchable)
– Search is coming soon!

How can I chat in a group?
– Group chat is available and can be initiated from the chat screen. There is no shortcut feature to initiate chat with your Smule group.

Join or Leave a Group:
How do I join a group?
– Navigate to the group page you want to join.
– If the group is open, meaning they’re accepting new members, then a “join” button will appear.
– Tap “Join”
– How do I leave a group?
– Navigate to group’s page
– Tap “…” at top right corner
– Tap “Leave Group”

How many groups can I join?
– You can join up to 250 groups.
– Why can I only create 3 groups?
– Being a group owner is a big responsibility–and members count on owners to have enough time to dedicate to their groups. If owners are stretched too thin across
lots of groups, everyone loses out. That’s why we limit the number of groups users can create to 3.

What happens when I’m invited to a group?
– You can accept, reject or ignore the invite. The invite is set to expire after 30 days.
-You can respond to a group invite from your profile page, notifications, or the group’s page.

– How/where can I see a list of groups I own/are in?
– On your profile page, tap “Groups,” which will show groups you are in and pending requests/invites.

How/where can I find new groups I might be interested in?
– The Explore tab is a great place to look, as are other users’ profile pages.

How do I audition for a group?
– Each group has different preferences for how they set up their audition. Please reach out to the group’s owner for more information.

Manage your Group
– How many groups can I create?
– You can create a total of 3 groups.

How do I delete a group?
– For now, contact customer support.

– How do I invite users to my group?
– Navigate to the group page
– Tap “Members”
– Tap “+”

Search for users to invite to your group

How do I remove or block someone from my group?
Currently, you cannot block someone from your group. We’re currently working on making that possible.

How do I approve posts for a group I own? (if necessary)
– By inviting members to join your group, you grant them the privilege to post to the group page.

How can I stop a member from posting in my group?
– While you can’t stop a member from posting to a group page, group owners can delete members’ posts.

How do I change the name of my group?
– Navigate to group page
– Tap the settings icon

How do I upload a cover photo to my group?
– Navigate to the group page
– Select the settings icon

How many owners can a group have?
– 1

Post and Share

How do I post to a group?
– Navigate to the group page
– Tap the “+” icon next to “Add Post”
– Select the recordings you want to post on the group page
– Tap “Post”

Can I start a LiveJam in a group?
– No

How do I share my group posts on other social media channels?
– This feature isn’t available yet

Can I search for a specific post/recording in a group?
– No

Product Update: Smule Groups is Here!

Hi, Smulers!

Fun fact: there are now over 500 group on Smule. Seriously! From Disney groups to trap groups, K-pop groups to metal groups and beyond. No matter what they sing, Smule groups are all incredibly inspiring. So many people forming real, meaningful connections―and doing it all on their own steam. We’ve also heard so many stories of people meeting their best friends and partners through Smule groups. Simply amazing.

Smule groups are a huge part of our community. And that’s why we’ve decided to make groups an official part of our app. With our latest app update, groups will be able to create a dedicated homepage on Smule―a place to connect with each other, organize meetups, promote their fave performances, and recruit new members.

This new groups feature is still in the early stages of development. Our public beta kicks off this week on both iOS and our website. Android users, we’re working tirelessly to bring groups to your device as soon as possible!

In the meantime, we’ve love your feedback. Tell us how you like the new feature, any issues you stumble across, and what else you’d like us to add. For all feedback, just use this form.

We can’t wait to hear what you think!

The Smule Team


Here’s what one community member, John Kepler, had to say about Smule groups. We couldn’t have said it better.

“Being in a group is everything. I had a good time on Smule when I first joined. It was fun singing with other folks. Then I joined a comp and realized that there were communities of smulers everywhere. Everyone seemed to know each other. I’ve been in a few since then and consider one to be my home base. I assume my experience is typical. You start by admiring some cool singers. Then you start auditioning for groups that they are a part of. I can talk about it more specifically, but the groups that I am a part of keep me a part of Smule. They have become close friends in a very short time because of our shared interests and passions. Every group is different, but in the best case you feel like you have found your tribe. Certainly lots of other stuff to talk about like collabs and the ways different groups organize and collaborate. But at the core it is about community.”

Click here to see Groups FAQ!