The Internet is packed with plenty of great stuff we love to share with our friends and contacts on Twitter and Facebook. There are plenty of native and third party apps that make it possible for us to do that sharing. However, if you wanted to share something like a video or GIF, or just a small section of the web page, you may find one wanting.
SnipandShare is a cool Chrome extension that lets you snip any dynamic or static content on the web including text, photos, GIFs, videos, web pages or screenshots and share it with your social contacts in just a click.
Sharing Photos and GIFS Using SnipandShare Chrome Extension
To get started with SnipandShare, you need to sign up for an account or log in via your Twitter or Facebook account. Once the registration is complete, you need to click on the icon to install the Monkey button on your browser.
Once the extension is installed, you will see a tiled box giving you suggestions on some popular sites where you can try the extension.
When you browse a web page and find something interesting you want to share with the world, just click on the Monkey button ( to the right of the Address bar) and you’ll find 3 options available to you; Select image, video, or text, Take a snapshot, Whole page.
When you select the option to snip and image, video or text, you will then see an option to click the image, GIF, or video or highlight text that needs to be captured. In the next screen, you’ll see a pop up giving you the option to type an email address, or sign in to Facebook for sharing.
Below that you have the option to add your own clever caption or comment and click Share.
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This image shared from IMGUR turned out quite nicely on Twitter and the sharing process was a breeze.
It was just as easy to snip and image off a web page and share it. All I had to do was select the Take a snapshot option then drag the cursor over the area I wanted to share and then add a few comments in the Sharing box and hit Share. This was an image captured from Buzzfeed and shared on Twitter.
Finally it was just as easy and effortless to share a web page on Twitter. I also noticed that the images were automatically optimized and submitted on the social account.
With SnipandShare you have the option to share not just on Twitter, but also via Facebook and email simultaneously. The extension should only get better in the coming days as its developer Peter Huang is promising integration with Slack while also working on a mobile app. One additional feature that I think users would love to see is a URL shortener to make the links look pretty!
If you spend a lot of time sharing stuff from the web, be sure to try SnipandShare. Its absolutely easy to use, completely free and a great time saver!