Audible has launched Audible Clips, a new feature that allows listeners to share samples from audiobooks over social media and email. The company intends to make listening more social, and the new feature functions similarly to memes and images of book quotes that are regularly shared online.
“Audible customers are book lovers whose print books are likely to be full of their own annotations and underlines,” said Don Katz, founder and CEO of Audible. “‘Clips’ now gives them the ability to memorialize their own personal reactions to narrated text and performance within the Audible app.”
To share a sample, listeners simply clip parts they want to save and choose where they want to share it online. There’s also a note-taking tool, as well as a bookmarking tool that lets listeners revisit saved clips and go straight to that location.
Of course, the rollout of Audible Clips is also a savvy move for the company itself, as it’ll no doubt greatly increase Audible’s presence on social media.
The feature is currently available on iOS and Windows and will soon be available on Android.
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