HOW TO: Send an Audio Tweet

When Twitter’s 140-character limit just isn’t enough to get your message across, or you want to give a tweet the personal touch, why not add some audio?

We’ve already brought you ways to share music on Twitter, but the solutions below will help you share the spoken word. Whether you want to sing happy birthday to someone, rant, or make a heartfelt apology, we’ve found five services that can help you out.

All the services we’ve tested have three things in common — they are all completely free, they don’t require a phone (i.e. they are web-based solutions), and they are all easy to use. There are differences between them, so it’s worth having a read through our experiences so you can see which would best suit your own needs.


1. Chir.ps


Chir.ps is a super simple way to broadcast your voice to your Twitter() followers. After signing in with OAuth, it’s just a matter of entering your name for your personalized Chir.ps page before you can get going on the recording side of things.

The on-screen recording is again, simple — just authorize Chir.ps to use your computer’s mic, hit one button to start, say your piece, and then hit stop. You can preview your recording and once you’re happy with it, add text and then tweet it.

There’s a slight delay before the tweet will hit your stream, and when it does Chir.ps will have added a shortened URL (like this: http://chir.ps/6hb) to your message which people can click through in order to hear your audio.

While still decent, the audio quality of Chir.ps did not seem as great as other services we used, but the site does offer a listen count, so you can see how many people have hit play, which we do like. Here’s what your message will look like when people click through to Chir.ps:

Source: Mashable

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  1. publicrelationswriter
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 04:35:39

    Mashable is a great site to subscribe to. They offer lots of informational articles to help you on your social media track. Before reading this article I had never heard of Chir.ps. Check their site out for yourself. It’s fun. It’s informative. It’s sassy.

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