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Tapebook Launches Social Networking App for Audio and Video Conversations

PRESS RELEASE — August 21, 2019

Toronto ON, Canada—For people who have always wanted to start a podcast or record an interesting conversation with a friend, there is now an easy solution. Tapebook – a start-up built out of a garage with a remotely distributed team – recently launched an iOS app that allows anyone to record a conversation just by calling their friends on Tapebook. Recorded “tapes,” whether audio or split-screen video chats, are then shared to the TapeFeed for friends, followers, and the community to like, repost, and share.

“Tapebook is a Social Network for Conversations.” says Ali Shah, Founder and CEO of Tapebook. “We’re redefining what it means to be ‘social’ by replacing the one-way status update, with two-way fluid conversations. As human beings, we need to spend more time talking, and less time texting. On Tapebook, it takes two friends to post an update, and this bi-directional communication fosters a deeper, more meaningful connection between people and their community.”

Social Networking sites represent a $40.2 billion market size in the US alone. Research shows that 70% of the US population is also familiar with podcasting.

“Listening to a conversation or podcast about a topic you care about feels authentic, genuine, and more interesting than a regular status update,” says Ali. “I think people are looking for new ways to engage, connect, and be entertained, especially during those micro-waiting moments. It will be interesting to see how creators co-create with their friends and followers on Tapebook.”

With Tapebook, anyone talk about last night’s episode of Bachelorette, record music together, discuss the latest super hero movie, make people laugh with a joke, announce a pregnancy to family on a video call, rant about politics, argue with friends about the greatest basketball player of all time, coach someone, or simply have a philosophical discussion about life. Tapebook makes it easy to record and replay these special moments, spontaneous reactions, and interesting conversations.

Tapebook’s mission is to help people connect the way humans were always meant to connect – through candid and real conversations. “We have a dedicated and passionate team aligned to this mission, and I am very proud of what we have achieved to date… but this is only the beginning,” added Ali. “With many more exciting updates planned for the app, including monetization features for creators, Tapebook is embarking on an exciting journey to reshape how people connect in a digital World.”

Tapebook – Call Friends. Record Together. Share Freely.

About Tapebook

Tapebook is spawning a new era of social media with the World’s first Social Network for Conversations. Anyone can start a podcast or record an interesting audio/video chat from anywhere, just by calling their friends on Tapebook. Recorded “tapes,” are then shared to the TapeFeed for friends, followers, and the community to like, repost, and share.

Tapebook is currently available for download on the App Store for iPhone and iPad, and will be releasing an Android version soon.

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