We share songs with friends in lots of different ways. We can post them on social media and share them over the many messaging apps we use to keep in touch with friends and family. SongLink is a URL generating app that is built for just such a purpose. The app generates links to songs and when they’re opened, the recipient is asked which of five supported apps, iTunes, Google Play Music, Spotify, YouTube, or Deezer, they want to open the song in. A recipient need only set the preference once and from that point forward, all song links that you generate from SongLink will open in that app for that particular user.
Visit SongLink and search for the song you want to share. Pick out the song from the list in the drop down and wait for it to generate the link.
Copy the link to your clipboard or share it on social, or via email.
When your recipient opens the link, they will be asked which app they want to open the song in. Your recipient can then set a preference for which app they like to use and the next time you share a song via a link generated on SongLink, it will remember their preferred app.
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SongLink relies on cookies to remember preferences which isn’t a big deal if you use it from the desktop but it can be an inconvenience if you’re using it on a mobile device. For mobile devices, the preference has to be set individually in any app that supports a browser. If your recipient received a SongLink link from you on Facebook Messenger and selected iTunes as the preferred app to hear the song in, they will have to set the preference all over again if they were to receive another link from you on Whatsapp. If you ever want to reset your SongLink preferences, simply tap/click on Preferences to edit them.
That said, if you share a lot of music on social media, SongLink is a pretty great web app to use.