How to Upload Audio to Twitter

by Sean Mann
Share your favorite music with friends on Twitter.

Share your favorite music with friends on Twitter.

Posting audio on Twitter is an interesting alternative to a plain text message. Audio messages come in forms such as a song, voice recording, an audio file from your computer or even a computer text-to-speech message. However, Twitter doesn't host audio files on its own servers. You must use a third-party tool to create and host your audio message. There are several free websites designed for this purpose, with the ability to quickly create and share your audio on Twitter.

Chirbit

1

Navigate to the Chirbit website (see Resources). Log in or click the "Sign up" button to create an account.

2

Record an audio message with your microphone by clicking the "Record" button on the Chirbit homepage. Click the "Stop" icon to end the recording. Enter a title, any tags and the type of recording. Click "Send." Close the Record a Chirbit window once the "File Uploaded!" message appears.

3

Upload an audio file from your computer by clicking the "Upload" button on the Chirbit homepage. Enter a title, any tags and the type. Click "Choose Your File" to open a window where you can select your audio file. Close the window once the "Successfully Uploaded" message appears.

4

Create a text-to-speech message by clicking the "Text 2 Chirbit" button on the Chirbit homepage. Enter your text, any tags and the type. Click "Send." Close the window that opens.

5

Locate your audio entry on the Chirbit homepage.

6

Hover over your audio entry and click the Twitter icon that appears. This opens the Twitter website in a new window with the option to immediately Tweet the link to your audio.

Audio Tweet

1

Navigate to the Audio Tweet website (see Resources). Audio Tweet creates a sharable text-to-speech message via a combination of Google Translate and "bit.ly" URLs.

2

Type your message, up to 100 characters, in the text field.

3

Select a language from the drop-down menu or leave it on the default value for automatic detection.

4

Click the "Go!" button.

5

Click the "Twitter" button to open the Twitter website in a new window. From there you can Tweet the link to your audio message.

Audioboo

1

Navigate and log in to the Audioboo website (see Resources). There's a "Sign in with Twitter" option if you don't want to create a new account.

2

Record an audio message with your microphone by clicking the "Make a Recording / Upload File" button on the Audioboo homepage. Click the "Got your mic ready?" button. If prompted, click "Run" on the pop-up window labeled, "Do you want to run this application?" Click "Start Recording" to begin recording and "Pause Recording" to stop. Click the "Happy? Add a title" button. Enter a title and description. Click the "Publish" button. Click the "Close" link.

3

Upload an audio file by clicking the "Make a Recording / Upload File" button on the Audioboo homepage. Click the "Rather upload a file?" button. Click the "Select a file" button to open a window where you can choose an audio file to upload from your computer. Click the "Happy? Add a title" button. Enter a title and description. Click the "Publish" button. Click the "Close" link.

4

Click the "My profile" link on the Audioboo homepage.

5

Locate the entry for the audio content you want to Tweet and click its title.

6

Click the "Tweet" button to open the Twitter website in a new window. From there you can Tweet the link to your audio.

About the Author

Sean Mann has been a freelance writer since 2010. With thorough knowledge and experience in technological fields such as computer software, hardware, the internet and programming, he creates online content for various websites. Mann has a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Ohio State University.

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