Twileshare makes file-sharing on Twitter super easy

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We’ve become used to the idea of sharing photos on Twitter (from Twitpic to, video (YouTube to Qik) and audio (Cinch to Soundcloud). But have we done much file-sharing via Twitter? Not to date.

There’s Tweetshare, Filesocial and Tweetcube but they are not something you will see in the average user’s stream – or at least not mine, and I follow nearly 4,000 accounts.

Twileshare is still in beta and launched just before Christmas but already it’s seen a lot of viral traffic from what I can see. There are now 24,000 mentions of it on Google.

After logging in via Twitter you upload and share images, PDFs, Word and Excel files up to 20MB in size. Almost any kind of file can be shared and PDFs and Word documents are also placed in the page via Scribe’s API so that you can simply view the document on a page rather than downloading it to that pile of other PDFs on your desktop you meant to read but still haven’t. You can also see how many times your file has been viewed and tweeted, comment on uploaded files.

Although they are running Google ads on it, Twileshare’s founders Danny Bull and Ryan Foster are hesistant about charging for a premium service – the jury is out on that. What is more likely is branded channels for organisations.

You can’t yet DM a file link but it is potentially in the plan – which would make this even more interesting, shall we say.

We have an invite link that will give the first 200 people to comment on this post access, so let us know what you think.

  • erick sanchez


  • Rahul Banker

    now that’s what I call a good service! I’m gonna test it straight away :)

    • Rawc

      Fail !

  • Phyllis

    Very interesting. Would be interested in giving it a whirl.

  • Michel

    Great!, could I get an invite? :-)

  • Luke

    This looks seriously neat, provided it doesn’t get overly-abused… With any luck though that shouldn’t be too much of a problem given the nature of direct tweet-sharing (i.e. a ‘dangerous’ file would require a number of followers to download it before it became a real problem).

    Loving the idea of in-page document viewing, and presumably there’s no reason why we couldn’t share pictures using Twileshare instead of TwitPic, to make things simpler?

  • Dave Senior

    This is actually a fairly interesting concept if they are content agnostic. It will be interesting to see if it goes mainstream. Would definitely like an invite.

  • MaxEPunk

    Could be a REALLY useful tool. Will be keeping eye on it. Thanks guys!

  • Raymond Witvoet

    So many great things on the horizon, and this is one of them!

  • jeff

    hook it!

  • William Alvarez

    It’d be awesome to get access to it and test it out!

  • Elbert


  • Michael

    sounds interesting. def worth a look

  • Yash Maheshwari

    Had been waiting for something of this sort!

  • Greg

    Yes file sharing does need to grow on twitter.

  • Alberto

    I’d like to test this out

  • Noah Coffey

    A nice desktop app would be a great offering from a company like this, since most of the files you want to share originate there.

  • @JeannineLemaire

    Seeing as how Twitter is being used more and more as a breaking news source, it makes sense for third-party apps to create this functionality for sharing PDF articles, etc! Would definitely use this, thanks for the heads up.

  • ray

    It sounds quite interesting, and like it would only add to the many ways of sharing information, for example, college publications and such.

  • Cory

    File sharing on twitter? Sounds like exactly what the Dr. ordered. Send me a ink and I’ll give it a try.

  • Mike

    Looks awesome! Can’t wait to try it out!

  • Graham Smith

    A dedicated Twitter file sharing set-up sounds quite cool and useful.

    Certainly like to try it out.


  • Eddie

    Looks very cool!

  • Mike Craney

    sounds cool – invite me!

  • Atlville

    Goodbye email.

  • anoop

    Would be cool if it read powerpoint

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