Sending and receiving Voice Messages on Anchor

No matter where your listeners are (and even if they don’t have the Anchor app), they can send you audio messages. These are private initially, but can be added to your podcast episodes, so if you'd like your listeners to leave a message for you, make sure to let them know. 

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Viewing your voice messages & adding to episodes

When your podcast receives a voice message, we'll send you an e-mail to let you know and automatically save the message in the 'Messages' section in Anchor's Tools

On web

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  • You can view your received messages from your episode builder and add to any episode
  • Click '+' to add a message to an episode 
  • Click the 3 dots '...' to download or delete a voice message 
  • Each voice message will show its sender, and a title if your listener chooses to add one
  • Messages can be trimmed/edited just like any other audio segments in your account

On mobile

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  • You can view your received messages from your Anchor tools and add to any episode 
  • Tap '+' to add a message to an episode 
  • Tap the 3 dots '...' to download or delete a voice message 
  • Each voice message will show its sender, and a title if your listener chooses to add one
  • Messages can be trimmed/edited just like any other audio segments in your account

Sending a voice message

On web

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  • When viewing a podcast's page in Anchor, even if you're not logged in, you can click 'Message' (Remember to give your web browser access to your microphone!) 
  • You'll be brought to a record screen where you can record a voice message for up to one minute
  • You can record your message again, or, if you're happy with how it turned out, click 'Send this message!
  • If you're logged in to an Anchor account, we'll send the message right away. If you're not logged in, you'll be prompted to create an account
  • *Note: Currently, you'll need to login with your email address

On mobile 

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  • When viewing a podcast's page in the Anchor app, you can tap 'Voice message' (Remember to give the Anchor app access to your device's microphone!) 
  • You'll be brought to a record screen where you can record and preview your voice message
  • You can record your message again, or, if you're happy with how it turned out, tap 'Save
  • Remember to add a title to your voice message so the podcaster you're sending it to know's what it's about! 

Voice Messages link in show notes and Anchor Profile

If you'd like, we can automatically add some text in your podcast episodes' show notes, directing your listeners to leave you a voice message. You can toggle this feature On or Off in your Settings. 

You can also choose to have a voice messages button included in your Anchor profile. This too can be toggled on and off at any time from you Settings page on the web.

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  • Click 'Settings' on the top right hand side of your screen
  • Click 'Update settings'
  • Scroll down to Advanced options
  • Toggle on or off 'Show Voice Messages button on your Anchor profile' or 'Include Voice Messages' link in your episode descriptions
  • Remember to scroll back up to the top of your screen and click the purple 'Save' button
  • The options to include the Voice Messages link in your episode details will add the link to all of your podcast's episodes automatically
  • If you'd like to add this link to only a select few episodes, you can add the link manually by editing your episode's details
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