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.

Notifications?
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

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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!

#SmulePickBlues is This Week’s Theme

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Happy Friday, Smuleans!

For newcomers, Smule Picks is a curated playlist of Smule’s favorite performances from the Sing! community based on a theme each week. Any community member can add the weekly Smule Picks hashtag to his or her recording description for a chance to be featured in this playlist, which we publish every Friday. And since today is Friday, it’s time to unveil a brand new playlist for this past week’s theme and announce the next one!

This week’s Featured Smule Picks playlist was based on the theme: Halloween! Check out the playlist right now on Smule or open up the Sing! Karaoke app and tap on the Hot Performances screen.

This coming week’s theme is: Blues! Here’s what you have to do for a chance to be featured in our Smule Picks playlist next week:

  1. We are taking it down a notch with some good ol’ Blues!
  2. Add the hashtag #SmulePickBlues
  3. Upload your recording by the deadline on Thursday, November 1s, at noon PST.

It’s that easy! Each Friday we’ll post a new theme, giving you the chance to be featured in the Smule Picks playlist and on our social sites!

#SmulePickHalloween is This Week’s Theme (Also use tag #Smuloweens3)

#SmulePickHalloween is This Week’s Theme (Also use tag #Smuloweens3) 

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Happy Friday, Smuleans!

For newcomers, Smule Picks is a curated playlist of Smule’s favorite performances from the Sing! community based on a theme each week. Any community member can add the weekly Smule Picks hashtag to his or her recording description for a chance to be featured in this playlist, which we publish every Friday. And since today is Friday, it’s time to unveil a brand new playlist for this past week’s theme and announce the next one!

This week’s Featured Smule Picks playlist was based on the theme: Cosplay! Check out the playlist right now on Smule or open up the Sing! Karaoke app and tap on the Hot Performances screen.

This coming week’s theme is: Halloween! Here’s what you have to do for a chance to be featured in our Smule Picks playlist next week:

  1. It’s that time of the year to get spooky!
  2. Add the hashtag #SmulePickHalloween
  3. Upload your recording by the deadline on Thursday, November 1s, at noon PST.

It’s that easy! Each Friday we’ll post a new theme, giving you the chance to be featured in the Smule Picks playlist and on our social sites!

Smule Spotlight: @BlackWaters

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As #SuaraSmule has come to an end, we wanted to highlight the winning team, and the host Ilhma, as part of #BlackWaters as you can see on the new playlist #TeamBlackwaters in-app!
Blackwaters has been on Smule since the beginning and has actually been on of the FIRST parter artists nearly 4 years ago while being in the community over 5 years ago. He is an active member of one of the most well known Indonesian community group, SmuleNesians. He is almost at 100k followers on Smule and has his music up on iTunes! Let’s dive a little deeper with our friend, Ilham.
1) Describe your self in a few sentences (where are you from, hobbies, interests) 
My name is ilham, everyone called me iam, I’m from jakarta Indonesia, businessman & musicians, i love reading fantasy books & scifi movies. Love everything about universe
2) What is your relationship with music? 
So intense 😂 for me music is life, i play guitar & piano, song writer & lyricist, make music events & creative music activities.
3) Favorite part of #SuaraSmule? 
Got to know lots of talented peeps, also got to see some senior smule users who still join the competitions, they’re still enjoying life on their 60’s. I wanna be like them 😂
4) what can we expect with your music in the future? 
Wait for my new singles 🙈
5) Any advice for musicians in the making? 
Find your own style, be open mind with all genre’s and let your soul be your pilot

#SmulePickCosplay is This Weeks Theme!

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#SmulePickCosplay is This Week’s Theme!

Happy Friday, Smuleans!

For newcomers, Smule Picks is a curated playlist of Smule’s favorite performances from the Sing! community based on a theme each week. Any community member can add the weekly Smule Picks hashtag to his or her recording description for a chance to be featured in this playlist, which we publish every Friday. And since today is Friday, it’s time to unveil a brand new playlist for this past week’s theme and announce the next one!

This week’s Featured Smule Picks playlist was based on the theme: Rock! Check out the playlist right now on Smule or open up the Sing! Karaoke app and tap on the Hot Performances screen.

This coming week’s theme is: Rock! Here’s what you have to do for a chance to be featured in our Smule Picks playlist next week:

  1. In the spirit of Halloween — dress up in a costume!
  2. Add the hashtag #SmulePickCosplay
  3. Upload your recording by the deadline on Thursday, October 26th, at noon PST.

It’s that easy! Each Friday we’ll post a new theme, giving you the chance to be featured in the Smule Picks playlist and on our social sites!