Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Twitter unveils "Twitter Cards"

If you love music and tweeting, you'll love Twitter Audio Cards! The social-network giant has teamed up with SoundCloud to get rid one of our biggest pet peeves.

Don't you just hate it when you're listening to music on Twitter and then it stops abruptly because you scrolled down before it stopped?

Well, Twitter and SoundCloud have the solution!

According to reports, Twitter has embedded "dockable" music players into its stream of messages, photos, and videos - this new feature is called "Audio Cards".

Twitter users who have updated their iOS or Android apps will now be able to listen to their followers' music files undisrupted, even if you scroll away from it.

Audio Cards works in the same way that videos, and pictures are shared... So, I could download a piece of sound and then upload it into a composed tweet, ready to share. One I've shared it, it'll appear on my followers' timelines, and it's up to them if they choose to hear it.

Rather than enduring the dreaded "stop, start, scroll back up, reload" setback, you'll now be able to listen to music without issues.

Apparently, users in the US are able to hear exclusive content from certain iTunes artists, prior to release.