If you share a song from within the Sing! app with Facebook, it will only be posted as link. Depending on the device, that might be displayed as embedded video, but the video isn’t actually uploaded to Facebook and it is also not starting automatically like Facebook videos do.
In order to upload a Smule song to Facebook you first have to download it to your device. From within the Sing! app on iOS, click the share button below one of your own songs and then click the Share Video button to download your video. On desktop computers or Android, use the Sing.Salon Downloader instead.
Then just open the Facebook app or website and upload the video to your account.
Some things to keep in mind:
- Facebook will always recompress to audio and video and the quality will suffer. There is absolutely no way around this. If the quality is too bad, your only option is to share Smule links instead of uploading videos.
- If your song is from the community songbook and based on original songs from any of the larger record labels, chances are that your song will instantly be taken down for copyright infringements. You can usually appeal and get the upload published again, but be careful. Your rights to upload videos might be revoked if you continue to upload copyrighted songs. It’s usually save to upload performances done with songs from the official Smule songbook or acoustic version, which Smule members have recorded themselves.
- Pay attention to your privacy settings! If you share an uploaded video with your friends for example, it doesn’t make much sense to share that upload with a Facebook group like Singtopia. The original privacy settings remain intact and only your friends can see it, but not the majority of the group members.