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Share article snippets with Xcerpt for Twitter on Android

Want to share the interesting part of an article on Twitter without linking to a longer version of your tweet or posting screenshots? Check out this app.

If an article you share on Twitter doesn't have an interesting title, your followers probably won't click it. And if you want to add a description or comment, you're confined to the 140-character limit to do so. Instead, why not add a snippet from the article itself?

In just a few steps, Xcerpt for Twitter can create a snippet image you can share in a tweet. These are an upgrade from a basic screenshot because you can include only the text you want, add a colored border to it, and even do some highlighting. Here's how:

  • Download a copy of Xcerpt for Twitter for your Android 4.0+ device.
  • Copy text from an article on the Web. (You can also choose to work with an existing screenshot in the app.)
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  • Open Xcerpt and tap the Paste text button. You will see your clipboard contents load in the box at the bottom of the screen.
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  • Choose a border color from the palette at the top. To highlight text, press and hold as if you're trying to copy, then press Done.
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  • Xcerpt will first need access to your Twitter account, and then you'll be able to add a comment about the snippet before posting it.

So instead of trying to cram a thought about the article into the tweet, share a snippet image made by Xcerpt for Twitter.

(Via AndroidAuthority)