Listen to your favourite jam while you tweet with Twitter Audio Cards


Twitter has always been the tool for spreading the news. Whether it’s a Tumblr post, an Instagram or an audio track, you’re always prompted to link out, away from your timeline. This is starting to change, a little.

Starting with the popular audio distributor, SoundCloud, you can now embed audio clips into your Twitter experience.

Twitter Audio Card lets you discover and listen to audio directly in your timeline on both iOS and Android devices. Throughout your listening experience, you can dock the Audio Card and keep listening as you continue to browse inside the Twitter app.

As you can imagine, it is not just listening to your favorite artists’ new music clips — podcasts are one of SoundCloud’s favourite mediums with The Washington Post, NASA and the BBC World Service and many others having singed up for this feature.

In the blog post, Twitter notes that it will extend the service to other artists and creators as well as partner with more music distributors, other than SoundCloud. Follow @TwitterMusic for all the audio bits.

While audio links are live and happening on Twitter timelines, they don’t work when you embed your tweets in HTML like below, but you can just embed the original SoundCloud link instead:



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