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Upgrade your chat with ChypIn

I am an online chatter. I love ‘chipping in’ with one liners to a conversation, a social media discussion or a general chat about anything and everything! Sometimes Facebook doesn’t enable that and twitter can get angsty, so where else to go other than this new and exciting app called ChypIn where you can actually use your voice?!

ChypIn is considered a ‘hot new app’ and it’s pretty funny when you see the pictures and then hear the comments from some of the people who are ‘chipping in’.

Bascially, you can liven up a conversation with your classic one liner. I mean, who doesn’t want to do that from the comfort of their sofa and feel funny and smug about it! You get to turn on your mic and ChypIn “chip in” on all sorts of topics. You can start ‘a banter’ with your friends using a picture you love and it all just starts from there.

It’s a clever little app that you download in iTunes, and it’s developed by Lee Whitwell, a Gibraltarian who now lives in California. She says: ‘Technology has taken over the way we live and communicate in our lives – we text rather than talk on the phone, eyes look down at screens instead of at others. We created ChypIn to bring back the voice to communication. With this app you can “chyp in” with your 5 second voice quip to any existing conversation. I encourage people to snap a picture and start and your own Chypchat.’

This are some of the ways in which people have used it.

These days, I think any use of technology that enables us to communicate with words again is a must. So, if you feel like talking again, instead of texting, go and chip in. You know you want to!



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Claire Bolden

Claire Bolden McGill is a British expat who lived in Maryland for three years and moved back to the UK in August 2015. Claire wrote about her life as a British expat on the East Coast and now works in travel and hospitality PR in the UK. She still finds time to blog about her repatriation and the reverse culture shock that ensued - and she still hasn't finished that novel, but she's working on it. You can contact Claire via twitter on @clairebmcgill or via her blog From America to England. Contact the author.

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