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How to share quick videos on Facebook and Twitter

Learn how to share quick videos with friends and family with one amazing service.

Nicole Cozma
Nicole Cozma has an affinity for Android apps and devices, but loves technology in general. Based out of the Tampa Bay Area, she enjoys being a spectator to both sunsets and lightning storms.
Nicole Cozma
2 min read

Tout is an awesome 15-second video service that allows you to share moments, not movies.

By getting to the important part of your message (the 15 seconds), the video file is small enough to upload quickly to Tout's servers for sharing. The wide range of ways you can access its service makes it fun and easy to use, especially if you want a break from "wall" posts and 140-character tweets.This service can be used with: Webcams, file uploads, Android, and iOS. This How To will mainly focus on the mobile version of Tout.

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Step 1: Create an account at Tout.com
The fastest way to create an account with Tout is via its Web interface. You can make an account through the mobile app, but it's much less tedious in a Web browser.

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Step 2: Make sure an e-mail address and password are associated with your account.
Logging in with Facebook or Twitter is fast, but you'll want to use an e-mail login on the mobile application. Just click on My Settings in the top right-hand corner and plug in your information.

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Step 3: Finish linking your Facebook and Twitter accounts, if you like.
Scroll down on the My Settings page to see your connection opportunities in the bottom right-hand corner.

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Step 4: Grab the app for your mobile device.
If most of your awesome moments take place on-the-go, this app is the perfect companion. You can grab it for Android or iPhone.

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Step 5: Log in on the mobile app and check your share settings.
Once logged in, click on the My icon at the bottom of the app, and then the Settings cog in the top left-hand corner. Make sure the places you want to share new Tout videos are marked--or alternatively, not marked.

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Step 6: Click the Tout button at the bottom of the app.
Now it's time to record your awesome 15-second video. Just press the red record button and it'll start a countdown on the screen.

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Step 7: Add some details about the video and share it.
Now that your 15 seconds is over, you can title, tag, review, and share the video. Facebook, Twitter, and any contact in your phone book can be selected for sharing.