Unlike other social media networks, there isn't any option available on SoundCloud using which you can make your profile entirely private. Some of the things listed below will always be visible to the audience-
SoundCloud allows you to make your music tracks and playlists private so that no one else will be able to listen to your tracks without your consent.
Changing The Privacy Settings Of Tracks
Uploading tracks publically on SoundCloud allows everyone on the platform to search and listen to your music. Your tracks would be visible to existing followers and the new visitors. However, setting you SoundCloud account "Private" will ensure that the audio doesn't appear on your profile page and isn't discoverable to anyone expect you on the platform.
A 'scheduled' track option is also available but only for the pro unlimited users on the platform. With this option, they can keep their tracks private to a specified date, afterward, the track goes public automatically.
Continue reading to know how to change the privacy settings of tracks on SoundCloud-
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Type www.SoundCloud.com in your preferred web browser. This will take you to SoundCloud's official page.
After landing on to the SoundCloud's official page, options like "Create account", "Sign in", and "For creators" will appear at the top of your screen. Click on the sign in button.
Now, you will be redirected to a page where you can enter your email address. Fill in your email address correctly and click on the continue button.
On the next page, you will see a new blank field asking for your account's password. Enter your password there and make sure to avoid any mistake while entering it.
After filling up all the required details, click on to the "Sign in" button.
Once you click "Sign in" button, you are ready to enjoy your playlist and also make desired changes to your profile.
Now that, you are on the homepage of your SoundCloud's profile. To make changes in the privacy settings of any of your tracks, click on the "Upload" button present on the top right side of your screen along with the "Try pro" option.
Now, you need to click on "Your tracks" button to view all the songs uploaded on your profile.
Select the tracks in which you want to make changes and click on the edit option. Now, select "Privacy and tags" option from the dropdown and make the desired changes.
If you want to change the privacy settings of only one track at a time but you are facing problems while doing it, don't worry. We are going to list out some steps using which you can do it quickly.
Type www.soundcloud.com in the address bar of your web browser and click on the enter button- you will be redirected to SoundCloud's official website.
On the landing page of the website, you will find the option to "Sign in".
Fill the empty box with your correct email address, and then click on the continue button.
After clicking on the continue button, you will land on a different page where you will see a blank box asking for your account's password. Enter your account's password and click on the "Sign in" option.
Now, you are signed in successfully and are ready to enjoy the music of your favorite creators.
On the home page of your SoundCloud's profile, you will see the upload option beside your profile's icon. Click on the "Upload" option for further procedure.
On the next page, you will see the "Your tracks" option beside the "Stats" bar on the top right side of the page. Click on "Your tracks" option to view the list of all the songs uploaded from your account.
Select the song in which you want to make changes. Next, you will see small icons of "Delete," "Add to favorites," and "Edit" options. Click on the pencil icon representing the "Edit" option to change the privacy setting of the song.
On the edit page of your song, change the privacy settings from the bottom. You can choose to make your song public or private.
Public-This option allows everyone to see your tracks who visit your website.
Private- This option restricts others to see your tracks.
Finally, when you have set the privacy setting according to your desire, click on the "Save changes" button located at the bottom right corner of your screen.
If you have kept your playlist public, then anyone can listen to it as it will show up on your profile as well as on your followers' streams.
Note: If you have set your playlist's privacy settings to "Public" but the songs within the playlists are "Private" then the listener would not be able to view your tracks. To make these tracks visible to your selected listeners, you will need to make your playlist private and share its secret links with them.
Follow the steps to know how tochange your playlist's privacy settings:
Type "www.SoundCloud.com" in the address bar of your web browser and press the "Enter" button.
Once you reached SoundCloud's website, you need to click on the "Sign in" option from the top right side corner of the page.
After clicking on the sign in option, you will be redirected to a page where you have to enter your email address. Once you enter the email address, click on the continue option.
You will need to enter your password that you have created and click on the sign in button to log in to your account.
You are ready to enjoy your favorite songs in your playlists and other trending songs on the platform.
On the home page of your SoundCloud's profile, you will see various options like "Stream," "Library," "Try pro," and "Upload" at the top of the window. Click on the library option located beside the search box.
Click on the playlist button lying between the "Likes" and the "Albums" option to view your playlists.
Open the playlist on which you want to make changes.
Now, you will need to click on the pencil icon located above the profile icon. This will navigate you to the editing page of your playlist.
Change the privacy settings of your playlist from the bottom of the page and click on the "Save changes" button.
Making your SoundCloud account completely private isn't possible, but you can choose who can listen and search your songs and playlists. Here, we enlisted steps using which you can change the privacy settings of your songs and playlists easily. We hope that reading this guide proved helpful for you, and you got all the answers.