Soundcloud link on Facebook always takes you to App store??


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This is ridiculous that this issue has not been resolved yet. Any soundcloud link on facebook just takes you to the App store, even if you have the app installed already or not. Result is there is no way to play the shared music.

I am expecting the link to open the song correctly in the soundcloud app if installed, or open the song in the browser & play the song.

Even better, bring back the embedded player and play the song directly in the facebook app, like how spotty currently work.

Anyone else frustrated that soundcloud hasn't resolved this? Or is it working fine on your phone?

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Same issue here. Found lots of threads on this issue going back years, and now I'm experiencing it too. PITA that Facebook followers can't click on the link to listen to a Soundcloud track. 😞
Yep I've seen this issue reported for about a year now.
I'm on android and have tried changing my Google play store setting so it never opens links - it hasn't fixed the problem.
Now SoundCloud links open the play.google.com page for soundcloud.

I can search for songs in the app but this has made using private links completely impossible.

SoundCloud is completely useless to me on mobile at the moment.
Wow! This completely sucks (sorry but i does)! Actually makes Soundcloud more or less useless for me... My friends and listeners does not download the app to listen... I was wondering why no-one listened to my tracks after I moved to SoundCloud (which is a greeeeeeat service except from this thing)... Pls fix.
Yep I'm having the same annoying issue as well! What's the deal with that! SoundCloud get it together please!
Same. It just opens the play store. Doesn't save the information when you click open on the play store, aka I cannot view the link. Please correct this Soundcloud!
Soundcloud doesn't even react to it's members on this issue. I would advise you to use Youtube instead of Soundcloud until they wake up and realize that they are loosing members.
Are we going to get this fixed any time soon?
This failing app still fails with links to pages or even to artists. Horrible service and failing failure on multiple levels. They will MySpace their way out of here soon. No fix for a 2 years plus issue. Seems like a company running out of resources and problem solvers for fixs. Don’t waste your time with this has been platform.
Any time a friend sends a link to new music, I click on it and it links me to the App Store to download this horrible app again or have to push +open which takes me to the intro page trying to hype up music I care nothing about. Not the djs music or song link page I clicked on or was sent. It’s through out their crappy platform, not just Facebook problem. It’s all of SoundCloud trying to squeeze as much advertising dollars out of their users. It has been failure and continues down the tubes.
Has always happened for me as well. Crazy that this is still an issue.
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I guess Soundcloud isn't paying enough to Facebook to enable this...
But why don't you post the audio just in Facebook? (Until Soundcloud will hopefully survive this year and enable this feature soon)

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