December 10, 2009

Screenr – Add Video Posts to Twitter


You’re already posting messages, links, and photos on Twitter, and now a web-based application is making it easier-than-ever to post your own videos, too. Developed as a way to let Twitter users create screencasts for their followers, Screenr offers up a straightforward way to record videos on your computer and upload them directly onto Twitter, in a format that will play on nearly any web-enabled device.

Getting started with Screenr is as simple as hooking up your computer’s webcam, inputting your Twitter login information, and pressing record. Once you’re finished recording, watch the video and add a description before uploading it directly onto Twitter. Screencasts can be up to five minutes long, and because Screenr runs within your web browser, there’s no need to download or install any confusing software.

For users who’d like to distribute their screencasts further, Screenr allows you to upload videos directly to YouTube, embed them in your blog, or download them to your desktop. If you are looking for a simple, straightforward way to create short videos to share online, Screenr is an application worth checking out.

Practical Uses:

  • Upload personal videos on Twitter
  • Speak directly to your friends and family
  • Make a screencast to gain publicity for a new product
  • Create videos with friends and share them online

Insider Tips:

  • Sign into your Twitter account through Screenr and get started instantly
  • Embed screencasts into your personal blog or website
  • Add descriptions to give viewers a better idea of what they’re about to watch
  • Download videos to desktop to edit before uploading onto Twitter

What we liked:

  • Screenr videos can play on nearly any web-enabled device, even on iPhones
  • Works with iChat, iSight, or any Windows webcams
  • Screenr’s integration with Twitter makes for a seamless experience
  • Ability to upload videos to YouTube or download onto desktop for editing

What we didn’t like:

  • No built-in editing feature
  • Lack of privacy settings means all Screenr videos are public


Company Info:

  • Launched: August 2009
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: New York, NY
  • Founded by: Articulate Global
  • Web site:


  • Free

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