Audiobooks are fantastic, but enjoying one is usually a solo activity. Audible (the “leading provider of spoken-word entertainment,” as any podcast listener knows) is looking to make the experience just a bit more social with the launch of Clips, a function that allows users to send snippets from their audio experience.
As the video above says, you can “share meaningful audio moments with all the people in your life,” which could mean sending a loved one a poetic passage, or telling your friend to quit trying to make a fedora happen via Aziz Ansari’s Modern Romance.
Subscribers can send 45 seconds of audio, and the recipient doesn’t need an Audible account to play it. When listening to your entertainment of choice, simply click “+ Clip” and Audible will capture the last 30 seconds. From there you can adjust as needed, add a note, and send your digital capture. Not feeling social? You can also use it to save excerpts for yourself.
As The A.V. Club points out, the best part about Clips might be the ability to send friends famous people reading famous lines, like Ian Mckellen doing Shakespeare or Claire Danes reading Margaret Atwood’s dystopian classic, The Handmaid's Tale. Clips is currently available on iOS and Windows, and will be coming to Android soon.
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[h/t The A.V. Club]